How Long is the Average Electric Car Battery Life?

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV Charging
Do soaring gas prices have you thinking about making the switch to an electric car like a lot of Puyallup drivers have done? If so, you might be wondering about the average electric car battery life expectancy. How long do Electric car batteries last? The battery in the Chevy Bolt EV or Bolt EUV is guaranteed to get at least 8 years or 100,000 miles out of a new battery. Keep reading to learn more about the longevity of EV batteries with Sunset Chevrolet. Then, when you’re ready to upgrade to an electric Chevrolet, you can turn to our dealership to help you secure the keys. We provide first-class customer service and exclusive perks like Warranty Protection for Life and Oil Changes for Life!

The Typical Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy

Electric car batteries are built to last for years as you drive your vehicle on our Tacoma roads. If you buy your car new, you will likely trade it in before the battery needs to be replaced. Manufacturers in the United States are required to warranty an electric battery for 8 years or up to 100,000 miles. But some experts say that these batteries often last 10 to 20 years or around 120,000 to 150,000 miles. Some drivers have reported going over 200,000 miles on one battery, but this is the exception.

Factors That Can Shorten an Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy

Certain factors can impact your electric car battery life and cause it to fall short of the average life expectancy. Fortunately, several of those factors are covered by the generous Chevy warranty. If you notice anything amiss, such as a warning light on your dashboard, be sure to schedule an appointment for service right away.

Things That May Shorten an Electric Car Battery Life

  • Poor electrical connections between cells or battery modules
  • Auto manufacturing defects in battery cells
  • Extreme high or low battery temperatures
  • Manufacturing differences between cells
  • Mechanical damage to the battery during routine maintenance or service
  • Improper serving procedures
  • Imbalances between battery cells or battery modules
  • Abnormally high or low rates of charging

How to Get the Longest Electric Car Battery Life

While batteries typically last for years, there are things you can do to make them last even longer. Here are some things you can do to optimize your electric car battery life:

  • Don’t charge the battery every night
  • Try to keep the battery levels between 20%-80%.
  • Keep the car out of extreme heat as much as possible.
  • Don’t use DC fast charging for every charge. Change it up with slower methods from time to time.
  • Don’t exceed the speed limit and keep the car at a constant speed.

Check Out the Electric Vehicles at Sunset Chevrolet

We have several quality Electric cars available at Sunset Chevrolet, like the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. Why not come down and take a test drive? You can reserve the upcoming Silverado EV. And, if you’d like to learn more, check out our research on electric Chevy vehicles. We’re just a short drive away from Auburn!


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