Does repeated fast charging reduce the life of a battery?

Does fast charging reduce the life of a rechargeable battery by reducing the number of charging cycles it can go through?

Asked on 19 January 2021 by Michael Marks

Answered by Andrew Brady
Yes – research has shown that regular rapid charging can be detrimental to the lifespan of the batteries in an EV. We'd only recommend an electric car if you can charge at home rather than relying on regular rapid charging.
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