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Tesla Model 3 shouldn't be 100 per cent charged: CEO Elon Musk

ANI
Published : Apr 18, 2019, 10:35 am IST
Updated : Apr 18, 2019, 10:35 am IST

When the battery is full the Tesla Model 3 is less energy efficient.

The new-age electric car should not be charged to the brim. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
 The new-age electric car should not be charged to the brim. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)

Charging smartphones to full 100 per cent may save the hassle on your way back from a long commute, but do not do this to your Tesla Model 3.

In a tweet response to a new Tesla Model 3 owner, CEO Elon Musk explained why the new-age electric car should not be charged to the brim. He wrote that one must charge the vehicle up to a maximum of 90-95 per cent.

At 100 per cent state of charge, Musk explained, regenerative braking doesn’t work, because when the battery is full the car is less energy efficient. Regenerative braking is a technology that allows braking energy to be stored for later use, extending the car's battery efficiency.

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