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How Long Do Electric Car Batteries Last?


Electric cars are surging in popularity and with good reason! They offer a clean, quiet driving experience and significant cost savings compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. However, one of the biggest questions potential EV buyers have is: 

How long do electric car batteries last?

At Valencia Auto Center, we can help answer your questions about how long electric car batteries last and ensure you get the most out of your EV. As Valencia's premier destination for electric cars, we're here to address your questions and put your mind at ease.

The Durability of Electric Car Batteries

The good news is that electric car batteries, typically lithium-ion batteries, are designed to last for a very long time. According to a 2021 study done by the International Council on Clean Transportation, electric car batteries are more durable than gasoline engines, and the average electric car battery can last for 15 to 20 years, while the average gasoline engine lasts for roughly 10 to 15 years. 

Warranty Coverage for Peace of Mind

For added assurance, most electric vehicle manufacturers offer generous warranties on their batteries. Here at Valencia Auto Center, we carry a diverse range of EVs with industry-leading battery warranties, typically lasting 8 years or 100,000 miles. This ensures that even if your battery degrades slightly over time, you'll be covered for repairs or replacements if it falls below a certain capacity threshold.

Factors Affecting Battery Life

It's important to understand that several factors can influence battery life. Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can accelerate degradation. However, most modern electric cars have sophisticated thermal management systems to mitigate this effect. Additionally, frequent fast charging can put more stress on the battery compared to slower charging methods.

Here at Valencia Auto Center, our friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer all your questions about electric car battery technology and charging habits to help you maximize the lifespan of your EV.

Shop Valencia Auto Center for Your New Electric Car

Valencia Auto Center is Valencia's one-stop shop for all your electric car needs. We carry a wide selection of new and pre-owned electric vehicles from top manufacturers, all featuring long-lasting, reliable batteries. Our expert salespeople can help you find the perfect EV for your lifestyle and budget, ensuring you enjoy the clean and efficient driving experience you deserve.

Visit Valencia Auto Center today and test drive the future of transportation! We look forward to putting you behind the wheel of an electric car with a battery that will last for years to come.


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