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

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 19, 2019 13:38 hrs
Tesla Model 3 (Image Courtesy: Tesla)

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.