Recently released research shows electric vehicle (EV) batteries are reliable and long-lived. The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) commissioned independent report into electric vehicle batteries, and a guide based on it, will give owners valuable information about their vehicle’s battery. It will also give confidence and be a useful resource for people considering buying an electric vehicle.
The report found:
- Electric vehicle batteries are designed to drive and recharge for many years, with high reliability, and may well last the life of the vehicle
- Most new electric vehicles have extensive battery warranties, and electric vehicle owners can expect batteries to last well beyond the warranty period
- Sudden electric vehicle battery failure is very rare, and more likely is that owners may notice slight degradation over time
- There are some simple tips EV owners can follow to maximise the life of their battery
The full report is available at www.energywise.govt.nz/ev and click on the electric vehicle battery life link in the menu.