Tesla director Ilon Musk explained that the full charge of the Tesla battery makes the car less efficient.
In the long run, full load will reduce battery life, writes Mashable.
In a recent Twitter message, Tesla CEO Ilon Mask explained that regenerative braking does not work when fully charged, which means the car is less energy efficient.
The owner of the Tesla Model 3 has asked the Mask to charge up to 100%, since the normal mileage is only 160 miles, which leaves little room to maneuver to do anything else with the car without recharging. The Tesla Model 3, which was discussed, has a mileage of 240 miles with full battery capacity, but with a standard 90% load setting, it drops to about 216 miles.
Answer The mask was that the car should be charged up to 90 or 95% in order to make the most of regenerative braking.
"Charging up to 90% to 95% and everything will be fine. With a 100% charge, the new braking does not work, because the battery is fully charged, so the car has less power consumption," Ilon Mask wrote.
Regenerative braking is a technology that transforms braking energy into electricity by extending the range of car batteries. Its effectiveness depends on several factors, but there are reports that it extends Tesla's reach by up to 30%. So charging the battery up to 95% can be almost as good in terms of range as charging up to 100%.
To know exactly how close these numbers are to reality, you need to know when exactly regenerative braking will work. Unverified data on Tesla's forums suggest that this happens when the battery capacity is between 84% and 94%, which roughly corresponds to what Mask said, but ambient temperature is also an important factor.