25 Feb '12, 2pm

Tesla: Owner Care Prevents Battery 'Brick' - EV World #ev

Tesla Motors is downplaying a claim that completely draining the battery in its electric sports car “bricks” the vehicle, a problem that could in theory apply to any electric vehicle and is best avoided by simply plugging the car in regularly. In what is sure to become another rallying cry for critics of electric vehicles, a report published by Michael Degusta of The Understatement claims fully discharging the Roadster’s massive 53-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion pack effectively kills the battery, rendering the car inoperable. This, he claims, can happen even if the car isn’t being driven.

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