How far do I need to drive my car to charge its battery?

My husband has a 2017 Ford Kuga automatic with i-stop but won't be able to drive it for 6 months. How far do I need to drive it to charge its battery? Which battery charger/conditioner would you recommend?

Asked on 17 November 2020 by Christine Player

Answered by Georgia Petrie
It varies depending on how much charge is in your battery before you start driving and your driving style. On the motorway, it'll take 25-30 minutes to charge the battery. In a town or city, you'll need to double that timeframe. It would make more sense, if you can, to connect a battery conditioner - but this will require mains charging so you'd need a garage with power, or to connect it in the house through a window (with an extension cable) every now and then. The Kuga you mention has start-stop (i-stop), so I'd recommend this charger:

If you don't have an Amazon account, I believe it's also available at Halfords.
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