Like all batteries, it’s normal for its ability to hold a charge to decrease with age and usage. But luckily, there are some things you can do to help keep your battery as healthy as possible.

Battery Care

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Avoid fully charging and deep discharge of the battery pack

Keep your LEAF’s charge level between 2 and 10 bars to maximise lifespan. Also, avoid leaving your vehicle at zero charge for more than 14 days. Leave it partially charged when not in use.

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Avoid using rapid charge stations too often

While it’s great to use them occasionally, overuse may degrade your battery quicker.

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Allow the vehicle and li-ion battery to cool down after use before charging

Charging when the vehicle and battery are still hot puts extra stress on the battery.

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Be mindful of extreme temperatures

The efficiency of your battery changes depending on the temperature, so try to park in the shade on a hot day and in a garage during winter. Also, avoid sustained high battery temperatures. This can be caused by exposure to very high ambient temperatures or extended motorway driving with multiple rapid charges (if so equipped).

Driving Tips

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Slow and steady acceleration from a stop

Slow and steady acceleration from a stop is better for your battery efficiency than taking off quickly. In stop-and-go traffic, this will make a difference. Using e-Pedal can help you automatically drive smoothly and save energy.

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Use B-mode or ECO Mode to maximise efficiency

The B-mode or Eco Mode settings help drivers maximise efficiency whilst driving.