How long does the battery of an electric car last?
The life of the battery pack depends on several factors, including the make and model of the car, the conditions of use, and how it is charged. Manufacturers usually have warranties for battery packs ranging from 8 to 10 years or a certain number of kilometres. Often with minimal capacity residual warranty.
There is no ready answer to the question of how often you can recharge the battery. Estimates range from 1,000 to 2,000 full charge cycles. But this may vary between different models. It is good to know that a “charge cycle” does not necessarily mean charging the battery from 0% to 100%; it can also be a partial charge. Regularly charging to 100% or discharging to 0% can adversely affect the life of the battery pack.
The capacity of the battery pack may gradually decrease over time – even if the battery is still usable. Technological developments are continually taking place, potentially improving the lifespan of battery packs in future electric cars.