10 Expert Tips to Maximize the Lifespan of Your EV’s Battery

Electric vehicle batteries are a major investment, so it's important to take care of them properly. The lifespan of an EV battery can vary depending on a number of factors, including the make and model of your car, how you drive, and how you maintain your battery. However, there are a number of things you can do to help maximize the lifespan of your EV battery.
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Top 10 Expert Tips on Extending Your EV Batteries Life


Limit Fast Charging

  • If you need to charge your EV using a fast charger, limit the number of fast charging sessions to reduce wear on the battery.
  • Avoid fast charging too often. Fast charging can also stress your battery. Use level 2 charging instead of fast charging whenever possible.
  • Use a slow or level 2 charger whenever possible, as fast charging may generate more heat and put additional stress on the battery.

Temperature Matters

  • Avoid extreme temperatures. Lithium-ion batteries perform best in moderate temperatures. Extreme heat or cold can reduce battery range and lifespan. If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, consider parking your car in a garage or carport to protect it from the elements.

Driving Style

  • Drive smoothly.

State of Charge

  • Avoid deep discharges. Deep discharging a lithium-ion battery can damage it. Keep your batteries state of charge between 20% and 80% whenever possible.

Storing your EV for Extended Time

  • When not using your EV for an extended period, keeping the battery level at around 50% and storing it in a cool environment is advisable.

Keep an Eye Open

  • Monitor the charging frequency and patterns of your EV to identify any potential issues or abnormalities that may affect the battery’s health.

Software Updates

  • Regularly update your car’s software to get the latest features and bug fixes.

Scheduling your Charge (Saving money.. not your battery).

  • Consider using scheduled charging options during off-peak hours to minimize stress on the electrical grid.

Maintenance (main·te·nance)

  • Get your battery serviced regularly. Most EV manufacturers recommend having your battery serviced every 3-5 years. This will help ensure your battery is in good condition and performing at its best. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance and service intervals specific to your EV model.

Read your Manufacturers Advice, and Listen to the Pros

  • Consult with professionals and refer to the owner’s manual for additional information on maintaining your EV’s battery health.
For more information contact the experts at EnergyOne 480.819.4210

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