Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV Charging
 

Electric vehicles can charge quickly at home and take you hundreds of miles on a single charge— no wonder you’ve seen models like the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV all over the roads of American Fork! However, will all the appeal of electric vehicles, their batteries won’t last forever. If you’re considering an electric vehicle, you should know that the electric car battery life expectancy currently sits at around 10 to 20 years. What’s more, you’ll find that EV manufacturer’s often back up their batteries with comprehensive warranties.

 

 

Why Does Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy Matter?

It’s no secret that EVs are better for the environment and will spare you high gas prices. Still, EV shoppers often wonder about the electric car battery life, since electric car batteries are often the most expensive part of the vehicle— running between $5,000 and $15,000 to replace. While this number seems high, it’s important to remember that the cost of EV batteries has been dropping over the years, making newer model batteries more affordable.

Maximizing an Electric Car’s Battery Life

If you’re looking to maximize your vehicle’s electric car battery life, follow these tips to avoid having to replace your battery sooner:

  1. Don’t charge your vehicle every night
  2. Keep your vehicle at somewhere between 20%–80% battery life.
  3. Stay out of the heat whenever possible, as extreme heat can reduce a battery’s total capacity.
  4. Charge up more slowly whenever possible. DC Fast Charging Stations may be convenient, but if they’re overused they can degrade your battery over time.

Chevy’s Electric Battery Warranty

While you may be taking steps to preserve your electric car battery life expectancy, it’s still nice to know that your vehicle’s battery is protected. Chevy offers a warranty plan that will cover your vehicle’s car battery for up to 8 years or 100,000 miles!

Discover More About EVs at Ken Garff Chevrolet!

Want to learn more about the lineup of Chevy EVs? Feel free to connect with the associates today at Ken Garff Chevrolet! Our team will help you learn the ins and outs of EVs, including available EV tax credits in American Fork!

 

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