Cycling from 100 to 0 % we get 500 cycles
Cycling from 100 to 10 % we get 500 cycles
Cycling from 100 to 20 % we get 1.000 cycles
Cycling from 90 to 0 % we get 1.500 cycles
Cycling from 90 to 10 % we get 1.500 cycles
Cycling from 90 to 20 % we get 2.000 cycles
Cycling from 80 to 0 % we get 3.000 cycles
Cycling from 80 to 10 % we get 3.000 cycles
Cycling from 80 to 20 % we get 3.500 cycles
Cycling from 70 to 0 % we get 5.000 cycles
Cycling from 70 to 10 % we get 5.500 cycles
Cycling from 70 to 20 % we get 6.000 cycles
As you can see it’s better to cycle your battery at lower SOC. For example, if you decide to constantly fully charge your battery (100 %) and discharge it till 20 % you can expect 1.000 cycles until reaching the EOL. However, if you charge it till 80 % and discharge it fully (till 0 %), you can expect to triple the cycles (3.000) before reaching the EOL. In both cases you’re only using 80 % of the total battery capacity. Nevertheless, this chart shows us that it’s better the cycle batteries at lower SOC.
Cycling batteries at lower SOC is great to assure that their degradation is as less as possible. However, people driving electric cars often prefer to fully charge their batteries so they can avoid range anxiety, which is understandable.
I am going to have to adjust my charging habits.