Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV charging at a home

Chevy electric vehicles provide hundreds of miles of range on a single charge without using a single drop of gas. But with all of that electricity flowing during every drive, what can you expect in terms of electric car battery life expectancy? The average electric car battery life expectancy is around 10 to 20 years! Add in Chevy’s generous warranty plan, and you’ve got total peace of mind on the Oneida roads. Find out how to maintain your battery with Sun Chevrolet, and get more service tips and tricks with us in Chittenango.

Why Does Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy Matter?

Most Canastota and Utica drivers are aware of the countless benefits of electric vehicles, but the big question is how long will EVs last. After all, electric car batteries are often the most expensive components, and they can cost between $5,000 and $15,000 to replace. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, the cost of electric batteries continues to drop dramatically over time. Second, all auto manufacturers are required to cover EV batteries under warranty for an 8-year/100,000-mile time frame. That means you’re not stuck with a huge bill if your battery fails prematurely.

Maximizing an Electric Car’s Battery Life

The car battery life expectancy can vary, so how do you ensure that you maximize your returns? Good battery maintenance habits will keep your components in great shape for the long run, so you don’t have to worry about early replacement. Here are some tips:

  1. Everyday Charging: Try to keep your vehicle at somewhere between 20%–80% battery life. That means you might not need to charge every night.
  2. Temperature: Heat can drain a battery rapidly, so try to stay out of extreme temperatures. Keep your car covered and cool if possible.
  3. Charging Methods: DC Fast Charging Stations are fast and convenient, but using them heavily can degrade your battery over time. Slower charging is easier on your battery.
  4. Driving Habits: The harder you drive, the harder your car has to work. Try to avoid speeding and slamming on the brakes, and try to drive in a more mild-mannered way for the best results.

Learn All About EV Ownership with Sun Chevrolet!

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