Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Charging

If you’re interested in buying or leasing a new electric vehicle like the Explore hybrid or the Escape hybrid, Ford models can provide hundreds of miles of range on a single charge. Thanks to advancements in modern electric batteries, they can be recharged quickly at home or on the road. While the battery technology is impressive, the battery isn’t expected to last forever. If you’re shopping around for a new EV to enhance your Waterloo drives, it’s essential to know that the average life of an electric car battery is between 10 to 20 years. This is good since most EV manufacturers offer a long-lasting warranty coverage to protect their batteries.

Why Does Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy Matter?

Electric vehicles are easier to maintain and better for the environment in comparison to traditional gas-powered vehicles. With that said, many drivers have some reservations about purchasing because of the electric car battery life. Electric car batteries are sometimes the most expensive component of the vehicle, costing between $5,000 and $15,000 to replace. While this price is high, the cost has decreased significantly over the last decade. 

How to Maximize an Electric Car’s Battery Life

While your vehicle is protected by a warranty, many don’t want to bring it in for a time-consuming battery replacement. How you drive and care for your vehicle impacts its battery life, so keep these tips in mind:

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

Learn More About Electric Vehicles at Auffenberg Ford South Belleville!

If you have any questions about the average life of an electric car battery, the benefits of owning an EV, or our current inventory, don’t hesitate to contact our sales team. It’s our goal to help you not just help you find the vehicle that’s right for your lifestyle, but also to provide you with the knowledge and tools to keep your vehicle performing at its best for years to come.


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