Can you leave an electric car charging overnight?

I’m wondering if it’s OK to charge my electric car overnight, or if charging it for that long can cause any damage.

Lisa Steuer McArdle · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s always a good idea to check the owner’s manual when you have questions like this, as the answer may depend on the
type of electric car
and battery that you have.
The good news is that you most likely can’t “overcharge” your electric car. Most electric cars will stop charging once they reach full capacity, which means it’s generally perfectly fine to leave an electric car charging overnight.
With that being said, some argue that leaving your electric car plugged in every night might shorten the lifespan of the battery. But
actually encourages drivers to plug in their electric cars as often as possible, especially overnight.
So in truth, there is no true consensus answer for the question. Again, make sure to consult the owner’s manual for specific make and model.
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