Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy

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More and more drivers around Scranton and Lehighton are making the switch to electric vehicles for their efficient performance and advanced technology. If you have been thinking about making the switch, too, you may have questions about electric car battery life expectancy. 



While no battery will last forever, electric car battery life is significantly longer than a traditional car battery. In fact, electric car battery life expectancy currently sits at around 10 to 20 years! What’s more? Most EV manufacturers protect their batteries with long-lasting warranty coverage. We dive into the details of electric car battery life below. 

Electric Car Battery Life and Replacement 

Many Bloomsburg drivers are drawn to EVs for the environmental benefits as well as the fact that EVs have a simpler design so they are easier to maintain. However, some still have reservations about electric car battery life. This is due to the fact that it cancost between $5,000 and $15,000 to replace an EV battery. 

Many EV manufacturers have already taken this into consideration, and they back their EV batteries with eight to ten years of warranty coverage. If your battery wears out during the coverage period, you could receive a brand-new battery for a significantly lower cost. Did you know that eight years or 100,000 miles is the minimum amount of EV battery warranty coverage offered in the United States? You can drive with complete peace of mind behind the wheel of an EV knowing that you will not be on the hook for the full cost of replacement while your vehicle is under warranty. 

How to Maximize Electric Car Battery Life

How you drive and care for your EV in Hazelton will certainly have an impact on your battery life expectancy. The tips provided below can help you get the most out of your EV battery. 

  1. Don’t charge your vehicle every night if possible. It is best to keep your EV at somewhere between 20%–80% battery life. 
  2. Avoid extreme heat when you can. While cold can drain a battery’s current charge, high temperatures can reduce a battery’s total capacity.
  3. Charge up more slowly when you have the time to do so. Although DC Fast Charging Stations are quite convenient, overusing them can degrade your battery over time.
  4. Using large amounts of power over a short time span can also degrade your battery. We encourage you to drive in an even, mild-mannered way to keep your battery in pristine condition for as long as possible. 

Learn All About EV Ownership 

At Bergey's VW of Wilkes-Barre, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have about electric car battery life expectancy as well as EV ownership in general. Reach out to us today or stop by in person. We would love to show you the ID.4 in action. 

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