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Long-term storage of cars with hybrid batteries

Updated 11/26/2021

Long-term storage of cars with hybrid batteries

To minimise the risk of damage to the hybrid battery during long-term storage (longer than 1 month) it is recommended that the state of charge (SoC) is maintained at approximately 25%. Check the charge level in the driver display on a regular basis.

Before long-term storage

Recommended state of charge (SoC) for long-term storage is approximately 25%.

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  • If the state of charge (SoC) is high – drive the car until it reaches the recommended level.
  • If the state of charge (SoC) is low – charge the car to the recommended level.

During long-term storage

Check the state of charge (SoC) in the driver display on a regular basis.

Charge the car if the state of charge (SoC) has fallen noticeably, or if it has not been charged for longer than 6 months. This compensates for the natural self-discharge of the battery.

Note

Store the car in a cool place and avoid extreme temperatures during long-term storage in order to minimise the risk of battery damage. Select a storage location indoors or in the shade, depending on where the temperature is lowest, particularly in a hot climate.


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