16 Apr '18, 9pm

Tesla Batteries Have 90% Capacity After 160,000 Miles, May Last For 500,000 miles

Tesla Batteries Have 90% Capacity After 160,000 Miles, May Last For 500,000 miles

You still hear this from fossil fuel advocates trying to scare people out of buying electric cars, but a survey of 350 Tesla drivers by a European contingent of Tesla owners reveals that such concerns are not warranted. Actual Tesla owners report about a 5% drop in battery capacity by the 50,000 mile mark but after than, the rate of degradation drops considerably. On average, cars with 160,000 miles on them still have 90% of their battery capacity remaining. Projecting forward from the real world data available, a Tesla battery should still have 80% battery capacity after 500,000 miles of driving, the group claims. The vast majority of internal combustion engines would have stopped functioning long before then.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/04/16/tesla-batteries-have...

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