Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning in the mountains

 

For those who’ve been looking at new EVs like the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 Lightning, you know you can drive at least hundreds of miles on a single charge. With modern electric batteries able to be recharged at home or on the road, the quality of electric car battery life on newer electric vehicles are getting better.

 

 

Yet an electric car battery life expectancy lasts about 10-20 years on the current Ford EV models. For those considering an electric car for their next selection, MacPhee Ford is here to discuss all things EV-related. Learn all about what you can expect from the latest models of electric vehicles on the roads nowadays near Halifax.

Why Does Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy Matter?

While better for the environment, many potential buyers have questions about their electric car battery life. The main reason being that electric car batteries are the most expensive components of the vehicles they’re powering. It can cost anywhere between $6,735 and $20,206 to get them replaced.

Another important point is that the price for an electric car battery has decreased over the past 10 years. We expect that trend to continue for the foreseeable decade.

At the same time, many EV manufacturers want to support those who bought EVs several years ago and between eight and ten years of warranty coverage. For those whose EV battery expires during the warranty period, they’ll receive a new battery at a reduced cost. It should be noted that eight years, or 100,000 miles is the minimum amount of electric vehicle battery coverage that is offerable at the present time.

Maximizing an Electric Car’s Battery Life

For those with questions about electric car battery life expectancy, you don’t want to deal with a time-consuming battery replacement at our service centre. As a result, you’ll want to make sure your battery lasts as long as possible. Here’s some tips that can have an impact on your EV’s battery life:

  1. Don’t recharge your electric vehicle every night, try to keep your vehicle at somewhere between 20%-80% battery life.
  2. Avoid the heat as much as possible. Cold temperatures can drain a battery’s current charge, while extreme heat will reduce a battery’s total capacity.
  3. Make sure you charge up slowly whenever possible. Although Direct Current (DC) Fast Charging Stations are convenient, frequently using them can damage your battery over time.
  4. If you exhaust large amounts of power out of your electric vehicle battery, it’s going to affect your electric car battery life expectancy. Make sure you drive in an even manner around Halifax to increase its battery life.

Learn All About EV Ownership with MacPhee Ford!

For those with more questions about electric vehicles and electric car battery life, reach out to MacPhee Ford for more information. Call us at 902-434-7700 or online to schedule an appointment. You can also trade in your existing vehicle or apply for financing online before coming in. If you want more information on our gas-powered lineup, we have pieces on the new Ford Maverick and Ford Escape for your consideration. See you shortly!

 

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