Electric operation and charging

Recommendations for long-term storage

Updated 5/12/2021

Recommendations for long-term storage

During long-term storage of the car (longer than 1 month), make sure that the car has an appropriate state of charge (SoC) and also make a habit of checking the state of charge on a regular basis.

Before long-term storage

Recommended state of charge (SoC) for long-term storage is between 40% and 50%.

  • If the state of charge (SoC) is higher than recommended – drive the car to the recommended state of charge (SoC).
  • If the state of charge (SoC) is lower than recommended – charge the car to the recommended state of charge (SoC).

During long-term storage

Check the state of charge (SoC) continuously and reset to an appropriate state of charge (SoC) if it is lower than 20%.

If storage is planned for longer than 3 months, it is recommended that the car has continuous alternating current charging connected with maximum state of charge (SoC) set at 40% or 50%. Check continuously that the alternating current charging is working.

Note

Choose the coolest location possible for the vehicle in order to minimise ageing of the batteries during long-term storage. During summer the vehicle should preferably remain indoors or outdoors in the shade, depending on where the temperature is lowest.


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