Are Standard Car Batteries and Those in EVs the Same?

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If you have ever had to replace your car’s battery, you might be wondering why anyone would invest in an EV with batteries that can be quite expensive to replace. The reality is that EV car batteries are different from what is in your gas- or diesel-powered vehicle. While it is true that EV batteries degrade over time, they won’t need to be replaced nearly as often.

Are Standard Car Batteries and Those in EVs the Same?

We can look at the past to better understand the lifespan of EV car batteries. The older electric cars demonstrate that it takes ten years or more for the batteries to degrade to the point where replacement is needed. That doesn’t even account for the fact that newer technology is going into today’s EVs with the expectation that these car batteries will last 15 years or longer and degrade at a far slower rate. Therefore, it is easy to see why the manufacturers are confident in offering long warranties on EV car batteries.

You might wonder why these superior car batteries are not being installed in traditional cars. Your guess is as good as ours! We suspect it has to do with the cost involved and that replacing one battery every 3 to 5 years is far different than replacing a bank of them. The good news is that despite that, there are some very good car batteries on the market, so even if you don’t have an EV, you can choose a battery that is likely to give you several years of performance.

If you would like to learn about car batteries for your car or truck or have your battery tested to see if it needs to be replaced, reach out to us at Kevin’s Car Repair & Body Shop LLC. We carry reliable, fully charged car batteries from well-known brands and will be happy to help you select the one that fits your needs and vehicle.