Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy

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Have you decided which electric car you want to drive through South Riding streets? Or maybe you’ve already picked your EV and are preparing for its delivery. Either way, it’s important to be aware of how electric car battery life expectancy may impact your long-term costs of ownership.



As you know, electric car batteries are easy to recharge at home or in public. However, like all rechargeable batteries, electric car batteries won’t last forever. The good news is that electric car battery life expectancy currently sits at roughly 10 to 20 years! As technology advances, you can expect even longer EV battery life.

Why Is Electric Car Battery Life Expectancy Important?

There are many benefits that come with owning an electric vehicle. Contributing to a cleaner environment, eliminating fuel costs, and quieter, smoother driving experiences are just a few of the advantages. Even more importantly, electric vehicles do not require oil changes and generally cost less to maintain than vehicles with internal combustion engines.

With that said, electric car batteries can cost between $5,000 and $15,000 to replace if they expire. Mercedes-EQ electric vehicles are protected by an 8-year Battery Certificate that can assist you with the cost of battery replacement—but it’s a good idea to set some money aside for the years that will follow your warranty’s expiration.

On the whole, the machinery that powers electric vehicles is exceptionally durable. With proper care and occasional battery replacement, your EV could last a very long time!

How to Maximize Your Electric Car’s Battery Life

Warranties are great, but no one wants to spend more time in the shop than they have to. If you’re wondering how to maximize your battery life, take a look at some of our tips and suggestions below:

  1. Rather than recharge your battery every single night, keep the charge between 20%-80% and charge up only as needed.
  2. Extreme weather conditions can reduce your battery’s charge capacity. Try to keep it parked in a garage or a shaded area to keep the capacity as high as possible.
  3. Overusing DC fast charging stations can degrade your battery over time. Although they are convenient, try to utilize slower charging whenever possible.
  4. EVs often drive like sports cars, but using large amounts of power in a short period of time can easily degrade your battery. Make sure to drive modestly on Ashburn and Centerville roads as often as possible.

Learn More EVs with Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly Today!

Now that you know about electric car battery life, it’s time to explore your options! Talk to our finance department about the purchasing process and check out our summer specials online. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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