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Hello everyone, I recently purchased a Chevy bolt 2019 last October. I’ve been reading up on different types of batteries and I’m interested in the best practices for maintaining my existing battery on my vehicle as I live in New England and we experience colder weather. I have the option to charge at work with level 2 charger ( However option is dependent on availability as other electric vehicles use chargers) but am thinking about best practices as leaving the vehicle at low charge level overnight during cold weather might damage battery. I started out with level 1 charger at home but now have a level 2 charger installed as of February. My understanding is that regardless of battery type best practice is to have the battery charged to a minimum of 50 % to maintain battery longevity. During colder weather to have the battery charging and conditioning over night. I have at times drawn the battery down on the Chevy bolt to about 60-40 miles of distance to opt to be able to charge at work for the electrical cost savings. In your experience, Should I be concerned about damaging the battery on my vehicle during colder weather conditions during these winter conditions. Generally, I plug the car into my level 2 charger and preheat the vehicle before I head into work. Generally, I don’t preheat the vehicle before I leave work. I load up and go. Any advice would be appreciated.