For any new buyer of an electric vehicle, the last thing to be worried about is battery life. Most EVs have a 8 year / 160,000km warranty (or more) and are rated for 3,000 to 5,000 cycles.
Which means you should expect 900,000km (550,000 miles) or more of vehicle service, or almost 3 times the average vehicle life span.
Remembering too that cycle life usually rates to 70% of original specification capacity. In other words, if you are OK with reduced range, the vehicle will likely have many, many more servicable miles after that.
Which means that you’ll likely decide you want a new car WAY before the battery calls it quits. Sure, early mainstream EVs had battery problems, but now these issues are dealt with.
And when that car is finally done, the battery can be either reused in a stationary #energystorage facility or, worst case, be recycled.
In other words, the whole vehicle ownership and recycling #valuechain is being completely transformed.
And that is very exciting.
What’s your thoughts on #electricvehicle longevity?
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