Electric Car Battery Life


With electric models available at Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and more electric vehicles on the market, you might be thinking about an electric car as your next Cypress ride. But you might be wondering how long electric batteries last before they need to be replaced. While no battery can last forever, the average electric car battery life expectancy currently sits at around 10 to 20 years. Get the full picture below, so you can make an informed choice on whether you’d like to invest in an electric vehicle or not.



Why Does Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy Matter?

Compared to traditional gas-powered cars, electric vehicles are easier to maintain and are more environmentally friendly. However, some Houston car shoppers are especially concerned about electric car battery life. That’s as expected since electric car batteries are often the most expensive components of the vehicles that they power, and they can cost between $5,000 and $15,000 to replace. However, you should know that the price of an electric car battery has decreased dramatically over the last decade. Plus, oftentimes, automakers provide warranty coverage on the battery when you buy or lease a new model.

Maximizing an Electric Car’s Battery Life

As with any vehicle, you want to do everything you can to avoid any costly visits to service centers near Jersey Village. Here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure you’re getting the most use out of your electric car battery: 

  • Don’t charge your vehicle every night, and try to keep your vehicle at somewhere between 20%–80% battery life. 
  • Stay out of the heat whenever possible. While cold can drain a battery’s current charge, extreme heat can reduce a battery’s total capacity.
  • Charge up more slowly whenever possible. Although DC Fast Charging Stations can be convenient, overusing them can degrade your battery over time.
  • Exhausting large amounts of power over a short time span can degrade your battery, so you should drive in an even, mild-mannered way whenever possible!

Discover More About EV Ownership with Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Now that you know more about electric car battery life, there’s more to learn about before deciding if you should switch over to electric power. At Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we’d love to tell you more, including the federal electric vehicle tax credit. Check out our car-buying tips now!


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