How long do electric cars last?

Because their powertrains are less complex than gasoline cars, there is less to go wrong with the major components in an electric car. Properly inspected and maintained, we’d expect an electric car to last just as long, if not longer, than any gasoline car – and most manufacturers offer eight- or even 10-year warranties on battery components. Over many years, the battery in an electric car can degrade slightly, losing some of its capacity over time. It is normal to experience a five percent loss of range per 100,000 miles of travel. You can reduce degradation by: limiting the time you use DC Fast Chargers; keeping your vehicle at a moderate temperature; and accelerating more gently.