EV Batteries Lasting Long: Most Don’t Need Replacing Yet

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Worried about replacing that expensive battery in your electric car? A new study suggests you might not need to! Researchers looked at over 20,000 electric vehicles (EVs) and found that only 2.5% needed a new battery overall.

Here’s the catch: This number depends on how old your EV is. Cars built before 2015 were much more likely to need a battery replacement, with some studies showing a rate as high as 1 in 3. This is because older EVs have batteries with weaker technology and no fancy cooling systems to keep them healthy.

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The good news is that newer EVs are built much better. Cars from 2016 and later have a battery replacement rate of 1% or less! These batteries are made with better materials and have special cooling systems to keep them from wearing out too quickly. They also come with more capacity to start with, so even if they lose some power over time, they’ll still last a long time.

Battery technology is always improving, and even better batteries are on the way. So, if you’re thinking about buying an electric car, you can relax a bit about the battery. In most cases, it should last for many years without needing a replacement.

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