Tesla Model Y 4680 Battery Charging Instructions: 90% Still Applies

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For Tesla’s Model Y made at Gigafactory Texas and 4680 structural battery pack, what are the recommended charging instructions?

According to Model Y owner Spoken Reviews, who has been sharing in-depth videos showcasing their new Tesla with the latest 4680 structural battery pack, the recommended charging limit of 90% still applies.

The channel asked Tesla service the question about charging 4680 and the 90% rule, and the team replied with “yes it does”. He also called and spoke with a different Tesla team member on the phone that also confirmed the 90% charging habit. This offers 251 miles (404 km) for the Texas-made Model Y with 4680 pack, says Spoken Reviews.

Tesla’s website states charging habits should be at under 90%, depending on the vehicle. If you have a Tesla with a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery, Tesla says “keep your charge limit set to 100%, even for daily use, and that you also fully charge to 100% at least once per week.”

As for charging habits, Tesla recommends the following based on vehicle:

For Rear-Wheel Drive vehicles: If the image of the battery displays ‘50%’ and ‘100%’: Tesla recommends that you keep your charge limit to 100%, even for daily use, and that you also regularly charge your vehicle to 100% . If your vehicle has been parked for longer than a week, Tesla recommends driving your vehicle as you normally would and charge to 100% at your earliest convenience.

If the image of the Battery displays ‘Daily’ and ‘Trip’: keep the full charge limit of the battery to under 90% for daily use by using the mobile app or vehicle’s touchscreen to set charge limit within the ‘Daily’ range. If you need the full range (i.e. 100%) of your battery for a long-distance trip, you can increase the limit to the ‘Trip’ range (>90%) as necessary.

For All-Wheel Drive vehicles: keep the full charge limit of the battery to under 90% for daily use by using the mobile app or vehicle’s touchscreen to set charge limit within the ‘Daily’ range. If you need the full range (i.e. 100%) of your battery for a long-distance trip, you can increase the limit to the ‘Trip’ range (>90%) as necessary.

Tesla’s 4680 structural battery pack in the Model Y AWD Standard Range offers 279 miles of range and is speculated to contain a 69 kWh battery pack, despite showing ’50D’ in the company’s mobile app. People suspect this first 4680 battery pack has extra capacity available but it’s software-locked to prevent cannibalizing other sales.

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