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Elon Musk explains why Tesla Model 3 shouldn't be 100 per cent charged

ANI | Updated: Apr 17, 2019 22:26 IST

California [USA], April 17 (ANI): 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. (ANI)