Question about when car is parked, plugged in and fully charged

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VoltageDrop

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#1
I have noticed through the Tesla app notifications that while the car is fully charged and remains plugged in/not driven it will at some point (seems like every day) again start charging even if the car lost just 1 mile in range from full (likely due to vehicle battery maintenance operations as it is parked?)....

In my Volt I never noticed this even leaving it parked/plugged in for days (I would get the blinking full LED light...(yes this is the way it was in the 2012 Volt when it was fully charged it would blink)....but I never saw it restart charging while it stayed plugged after a full charge was completed

Is this normal activity for the M3? I know a plugged in electric car is a happy electric car (including Tesla) but I find that activity a bit odd......Can you guys/gals chime in please.....

Thanks
VD
 

Dogwhistle

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#2
No, it is not normal, but I have had it happen to me too, but only once. Usually, it will allow the car to drop several percent before charging back up.
 

VoltageDrop

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#3
Could it be that when I check the app and it "wakes" the car up.....it will then be like.....well since I am now awake and am down 1 mile.....lets just top it up?