God I gotta stop but here is one more piece of advice...
If you are sitting at say 15% and find that you need to go out to the grocery store, you know or should know that you need say 10% to get there and 10% to get back or whatever it may be. Charge the car up enough to get you there with a little extra buffer, so in this case charge it to 40% (instead of 100%), go run your errand, and come back and now the car sits at 20% when you get home and just leave it at that.
Better than charging it to 100%, doing that errand, and coming home to sit at 80% for some more extended period of time. Basically put enough in it to get you where you need to go, and only put 100% in it if you know you're going to need all of it. Sometimes you might be going somewhere with a charger, for example, for me the 99 restaurant. Its 27% away from here on the HVB in the summer, closer to 37% in the winter. So, if we are going tonight I would charge my car up to 40 to 45%, enough. Get there with 3-8% battery and plug it into their charger while we eat, then go home and get home with whatever is left. Better than charging it to full before going out, getting to the 99, and the car is already back to 100% full while we are still not finished eating.
Things like that take a little bit of thinking and planning, but I'm seeing my wife is getting good at that with her mini, she tells me all the time now how much % it took to get to where she was going, and also she remembers if that's her best or if it took less % some other day.
OK, enough for now and hope this helps as many of you as I can!
Edited by rbort, 26 November 2018 - 02:05 PM.