Not much, what Patrick is talking about is self-discharge rate. It is not degradation rate.
Degradation rate is affected when battery is too high/low in percentage for a long period of time.
I’d imagine most batteries, unused is stored at 50-70% percentage, or 100% really if you’re expecting a long as sit time. Either way it doesn’t matter.
Keep in mind the chart are constant with temperature and charge rate. It’s not like sitting on/off a charger.
So basically what I’m saying is the 25 Celsius and 96% after 1 year is the likely battery state left if the V’s are shipping in 2019.
Anyways, with the past forums in 2017 I was more psyched about “a battery limit option [BIOS & hardware] @50-80% battery when plugged-in” for the V, because many people can use it as a desktop replacement (at home/office) and from the chart, if you notice that:
- a long 100% charged rate isn’t healthy for your battery, nor
- discharging/recharging a lot, daily.
With the V, I’d hoped that Eve would take this feature seriously (since I/some people on the forums were concerned), but nope Even the CEO downright ignored/skid over the question, and replied with just: The V will not disable/overcharge over 100%, guys! (Well that’s what every now does, wtf…).
Even f’in Microsoft Surface, the guys whom I complained about on battery health/charging finally came in sense on 2018. Like any othe OEMs who has battery health/limiting option (e.g. ASUS, LG, Samsung, Lenovo, Dell etc. even TESLA cars)
People who used SP3 normally was doing great with 15-20% (or less) degradation for 4 years, but the ones who plugged it in most time fared worst. They [MS] finally realized, after 4 years of Surface Pro 3 (released in 2014), to add-in the feature (KUDOS I guess).
I finally caved-in and purchased SB2, because from the track record/and this coming to a feature, my battery would at least be secured for 4 years.
With the V, idk. @Rzabadabadoo; if they sourced a good Li-on battery manufacture, they’re in luck; but would probably receive complaint 2-3 years from now. An easily available money business decision that twarts “battery replacement complaints”, but Eve ignored it… (it’s like a case of anti-vaxxers.)