The Reason Why EV Lithium Batteries Don’t Last Forever
With manufacturers like General Motors making commitments to stop producing internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035, the future of the automotive industry certainly looks electric. But moving to EVs does bring a lot of questions, especially in terms of longevity. Replacing a battery in a watch might be fairly cheap, but when it comes to replacing the battery pack in a Kia EV6, things get much more pricey. And unfortunately for EV owners and considerers, the lithium-ion battery packs found in most modern electric cars will not last forever. These batteries can only last so long before they stop performing and operating as the manufacturer intended. The news is not all bad for electric cars, though. With technological advancements constantly taking place, an EV’s battery should last over a decade before needing a replacement. Still, with the premiums associated with purchasing an electric vehicle, why don’t EV lithium batteries last forever?
Published July 19, 2023 11:31PM