How to extend the life of your EV battery

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Do not do these things if you don’t want your EV battery to deteriorate quickly!

The battery is the most important part of an electric vehicle (EV), as it provides the current of electricity that allows various parts of the car to function efficiently. Like all other batteries, it has a lifespan and will eventually need to be replaced. 

However, if you do not use your EV carefully, its battery will degrade faster and prematurely. Here are some tips on how to extend the life of your EV battery.

  1. DO NOT allow the battery to run down to 0%. Letting the battery run down completely before charging would make the battery work harder and generate more heat.
  2. AVOID charging to 100%. Charging to 100% often will shorten the battery life, especially for DC charging systems. It is better to keep the battery level at between 20 and 80%.
  3. AVOID parking or charging in a high-temperature environment. This will reduce the charging capacity. It is recommended to park and charge the car in a shady area to allow the battery’s thermal management to work optimally.
  4. If you plan to park your car for a long time, the battery should be at least 30% charged. This will prevent the battery from deteriorating. 

By following these tips, you can extend the battery life of your electric vehicle. However, if you need to change to a new car, you can sell your car with Motorist. You will get a good price through our free service, with no hidden costs!

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