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Has anyone seen any official battery charging recommendations from Genesis?

I guess the usual recommendations of aiming to stick within 10-80% SoC apply, apart from when planning a road trip when occasional charging to 100% seems fine. But maybe Genesis have an official update on this?
 

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Has anyone seen any official battery charging recommendations from Genesis?

I guess the usual recommendations of aiming to stick within 10-80% SoC apply, apart from when planning a road trip when occasional charging to 100% seems fine. But maybe Genesis have an official update on this?
I haven't read anything official, but you have the charging regime, is correct.
This applies to allBEVs. I've been researching probably 5 different BEVs in this class of vehicle, and they all follow charging to 80%, and occasionally to 100%.

In my books, the slower, to keep the heat down, the better, and yes, I do have a level 2 charger already installed, dispite not owning a BEV yet.
Cheeers, B.
 

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I'm generally doing the same as on my Zoe, putting 3-4 hours in over night on off-peak when the range gets a little low. I only fully top up if I'm doing a long journey or not going to be in a position to cheaply top up for a while.

With DC charging I'll see what the rates are like post 80% - that's the reason for the top level, on most cars there is a big drop in charging rate above 80% and further above 90%. No modern car should let you totally max out or empty the battery. Having said that my Zoe would still maintain ~35 kW from ~35% to just over 90% (it is 48kW max).
 

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With DC charging I'll see what the rates are like post 80% - that's the reason for the top level, on most cars there is a big drop in charging rate above 80% and further above 90%. No modern car should let you totally max out or empty the battery. Having said that my Zoe would still maintain ~35 kW from ~35% to just over 90% (it is 48kW max).
Yes, that's true of course. The fast charge rate on all EVs does tail off in a big way as you approach 80-90-100%. And that is certainly a pragmatic reason for not spending unnecessary time on a road trip charging that last 10-20%.

But that's a separate issue from giving the battery the maximum chance of very long life, for which AIUI it is best in general terms not to charge routinely above 80%. (Assuming that you are using 'conventional' lithium batteries and not eg the LFP variety where different considerations apply I believe.) But - also AIUI - different manufacturers program the charge/discharge characteristics of their electronics differently and also potentially use battery chemistry that is at least slightly different. So manufacturers do tend to issue their own charging/SoC recommendations for different models. But I can't yet spot anything for GV60.
 
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