How long do electric car batteries last?

How long do electric car batteries last?

Asked on 6 August 2017 by

Answered by Honest John
On hybrids they can last 10 years. On purely electric vehicles the lives are much shorter, perhaps five years max with a seriously declining range by the last few years. That is why sensible manufacturers of electric vehicles will sell you the car but lease you the battery. However, the batteries in the Tesla Model S so far seem to be showing very little degradation. Google 'Tesla Model S battery life', it's quite interesting.
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