Electric car Battery Lifecycle

Electric car Batteries can be expected to go through many stages in their life, from new in a new car to providing energy for buildings and then being recycled.

  • On the purchase of a new car you can expect an 8 year Warranty
  • With a decent Battery management System the Degradation should be minimal
  • The Warranty will carry over to a second-hand (used) car
  • Any Degradation should focus on individual cells enabling the battery to be reconditioned
  • When the battery is considered unsuitable for a car it can be reused for buildings, e.g. offices
  • The final stage of an Electric car’s battery life will be recycling to extract the valuable materials