Electric Car Battery Life: How Long Do They Last?

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Vehicles like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offer great driving range on a single charge, but what should you expect from an electric car battery’s life expectancy? Modern electric car battery life has improved drastically in recent years, and they’re only getting better as time goes by. It’s also expected that by 2040, most vehicles on the road will be EVs!



No battery really lasts forever, but it’s important to keep in mind that an electric car battery’s life expectancy is around 10 to 20 years! That’s great peace of mind as you’re browsing new EVs around Pottstown. Learn more with us below as we explore your electric car’s battery life, and don’t forget to explore your financing options with us today!

Does Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy Matter?

Absolutely! It makes sense why drivers ask so often about EV batteries when exploring EV vehicles near Allentown. After all, electric car batteries are often more expensive components, costing between $5,000 and $15,000 to replace. The good news is that as battery technologies improve and develop, we anticipate this price to continue falling over time.

Most manufacturers offer an eight-year or ten-year battery warranty coverage. Eight years or 100,000 miles is actually the minimum amount of EV battery coverage that can be offered in the U.S.

How to Maximize Your Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy

A warranty is always a great choice for your new vehicle, but it’s important to keep in mind factors that can affect your battery’s life expectancy– especially if you’re new to EVs. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Try to keep your vehicle at somewhere between 20%–80% battery life, and don’t feel the need to charge it every single night.
  2. Heat can affect your battery. Keep it out of the heat whenever possible. Many drivers are used to how cold temperatures affect car batteries, but extreme heat can reduce a battery’s total capacity as well.
  3. Charge up more slowly instead of fast charging all of the time. DC Fast Charging Stations can be convenient, but overusing them can degrade your battery over time.
  4. Just like how stepping on the gas uses too much energy than is necessary, something similar can be said for your EV. Large amounts of power over a short time span can degrade your battery. Drive in an even, mild-mannered way whenever possible.

Explore EV Ownership with Springfield Mitsubishi - Reading Today

We’ve explored some important information about electric car batteries and their life expectancy, but if you have more questions or are curious to test drive one yourself, contact us online or give us a call at 610-994-2667. There are plenty of benefits to choosing an EV as your next new vehicle!


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