Do You Know What Will Be the lifespan of an EV Battery?

You may anticipate that usually the lithium-ion batteries included in the battery pack of a car, which is the most expensive component of an EV, would last a lot longer.

When it will come to electric vehicles, Australia boasts a number of car manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, and Nissan. EV batteries are guaranteed by Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Tesla for 8 years or 160,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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Warranted life vs the real world

Nowadays, it is usual for automakers to sell their EVs with an eight-year battery warranty. Hyundai claims that the Kona Electric’s battery would last far longer than that, however, it is unclear whether battery deterioration is covered by their warranty.

According to BMW, the i3’s battery should last fifteen years with reasonable maintenance and care, which the manufacturer recommends as the car’s recommended nominal operational life. Therefore, if you have to purchase a new electric vehicle today, the battery should ideally last at least 8 years. Hopefully, battery life will get better in a few years.

Factors that determine the battery lifespan

The battery’s lifespan is a key factor in determining how long an electric car will last, so if your battery is subjected to extreme cold or hot temperatures, don’t expect it to survive as long as you would want.

In contrast to some EVs, Tesla cars have a thermal-management system used for battery packs, which means they will last longer, charge more quickly, and have also higher performance. EV batteries will start to degrade in case the temperature goes below freezing point or above 27°C, so anything between those ranges is preferable.

When you need to use any DC rapid charger quickly, it is a good idea, but it is not a good idea to do so frequently because a rapid charging that provides you 80 percent of your battery’s capacity in 20 – 30 minutes generates plenty of heat that can lead to battery deterioration.

It is a good idea to target your EV charged between 20% and 80% in normal situations because draining completely an EV battery or constantly charging it to 100% can put a strain on your battery and accelerates degeneration

Can you replace your EV battery?

You certainly can. Your EV’s battery may never need to be replaced, but in case it does, it won’t be until a minimum of a decade after purchase, at the earliest. EV batteries can be changed at dealers, and prices vary based on the size of the new batteries.

If you want to leave your EV parked for an extended period of time, the same advice still applies: aim to keep it well charged between 20% and 80%, and never leave it totally charged or completely depleted.

The only exception will be LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery-powered electric cars (EVs), e.g. the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, whose chemistry is unaffected by charging levels.