23rd Feb 2023
MythBusters - Your concerns about batteries and electric vehicles adressed

Do electric vehicle batteries really have a short lifespan?

An electric vehicle battery doesn't have a short lifespan. After 8 years of use, it still has 80ù of its capacity and it is designed to last more than 1 000 000 km.


This is the first episode in a series aiming to address your concerns about batteries and electric vehicles. 
What is wrong? What is true? Do we need to know some tips to better manage our electric car battery? 
Find out more in this MythBusters series!


If you've been considering switching to an electric vehicle (EV), you may have heard the claim that EV batteries have a short lifespan and need to be replaced frequently. However, this is simply not true!


EV batteries experience minimal degradation, or loss of capacity, over time.

In fact, most EV batteries will retain at least 70-80% of their original capacity after 8 years of use.

Batteries feature a 2000 cycles capacity which amounts to more than one million kilometres.


If the battery in your EV does happen to reach the end of its lifespan, it is relatively easy to replace.

Many EV manufacturers offer battery replacement programs, and the cost of replacing the battery is becoming close and sometimes less than what you would pay for a new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle.


Learn more about our batteries here: https://acc-emotion.com/batteries


Read the next episode on the convenience of fast charging for electric vehicles here: Is fast-charging convenient for long journeys? | Automotive Cells Company (acc-emotion.com)