The Secret Life Of An EV Battery - It's How it is Treated

The Secret Life Of An EV Battery - It's How it is Treated

You are probably familiar with the lithium batteries in your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You are probably aware that they do not last very long. The number of charge and discharge cycles is only about 600 before the battery is seriously depleted. So, if you are charging every day, 365 days in a year, the battery won’t even last for two years. I have read comments by electric vehicle detractors gleefully declaring that anyone buying an electric vehicle (EV) will find that their EV battery is defunct within a couple of years — because, typically, a lithium battery only lasts for 600 cycles, as just noted.

Of course, you and I know that an EV battery will last at least 8 years, possibly 10 years or more, depending on how it is treated.

See some interesting insights at https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/26/the-secret-life-of-an-ev-battery/ as to why EV batteries last longer and how to optimise their longevity. Of course as newer storage technology goes mainstream this should only get better and better over time.


The Secret Life Of An EV Battery | CleanTechnica
I've heard detractors gleefully declaring that anyone buying an EV will find that their EV battery will be defunct within a couple of years.

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