18 May '17, 11pm

What You Need to Know About Electric Car Battery Warranties

What You Need to Know About Electric Car Battery Warranties

The Chevy Bolt’s battery warranty covers for eight years and 100,000 miles—and if its capacity drops by 40 percent. Many electric car shoppers worry that buying an EV might mean replacing an expensive battery after a few years of use. Those worries are unfounded for a number of reasons. First, electric car batteries are manufactured to last the lifetime of the vehicle—with very few reported incidents of total battery failure. The more common (but still rare) occurrence is a significant reduction in range over time. Regardless, the key to putting your mind at ease is a better understanding of the warranties that come with all electric cars and plug-in hybrids. The auto industry norm is to protect an electric care battery for eight years and 100,000 miles. (Hyundai goes further by offering a lifetime warranty on its plug-in car batteries.) But for EV batteries, it’s also imp...

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