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I've noticed that when my 2022 ES PHEV indicates that the drive batteries are no longer powering the vehicle, and I re-charge them from my home charger it only takes 10.25kWh until charging is complete.

Given that the drive battery capacity is ostensibly 13.8kWh, does that mean the system keeps some capacity in reserve?

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Rob
 

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I personally will leave mine at 80% to extend the life of my lithium battery.
Makes sense to leave @ max. 80% when charging at commercial fast chargers which charge the battery in 30 mins. However, in my opinion 🆗 to go to 💯% charge when using the home charger where the charge rate is "trickle" and takes about 6 hrs. overnight.

Either ways LiOn batteries will degrade after 4 yrs.
 

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The system is keeping 20% of the battery capacity available as you need some battery capacity even with the engine running. The vehicle might not be able to take-off and respond very slowly to high power demands if the battery is at 0% capacity (waiting for the engine to rev up).
 

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Thanks very much. Makes sense. Now that I've had the vehicle for a while (7 months), I've noticed that the motors do kick in when pulling away from traffic lights/stop signs/parking etc even when the battery indicator is showing 0 kms remaining.

My wife and I are still very happy with this vehicle. We've now had a few longer trips. Vehicle has travelled 6,800 km. Total expenditure on petrol $310 (including some very expensive petrol in country WA). Averaging 4 litres/100 km. Charging costs are negligible because we are able to charge from our own solar panels, timed when solar production is sufficient not to draw from the grid.
 
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