Electric motor and charging

Recommendations for long-term storage

Updated 11/10/2020

Recommendations for long-term storage

If the vehicle will be stored and not used for a prolonged period of time (longer than 1 month), make sure the battery has a sufficient charge level and make it a habit to check the charge level regularly.

Preparing for long-term storage

The recommended charge level for long-term storage is between 40% and 50%.

  • If the charge level is higher than this recommended level, drive the vehicle until it has reached the recommended level.
  • If the charge level is lower than recommended, charge the vehicle to the recommended level.

During long-term storage

Check the charge level regularly and charge to an appropriate level if it falls below 20%.

If you plan to store the vehicle for longer than 3 months, it is recommended that the vehicle has a constant AC (alternating current) charge connected, with a maximum charge level set to 40% or 50%. Check regularly to make sure the AC charging is working.


Store the vehicle in as cool a location as possible to minimize battery aging during long-term storage. In the summer, park the vehicle indoors or in a shady location, whichever is cooler.

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