How often do you have to replace the batteries?

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Not for many years. GM, Tesla and Nissan offer warranties covering eight years or 100,000 miles of driving on the lithium-ion batteries in their vehicles. In the States Plug In America is conducting surveys of battery life among EV drivers, and all battery manufacturers are working hard to get more 'bang for your buck' in terms of battery cells - as range is seen as the foremost problem with driving an EV. Different chemistry solutions for batteries are also being explored as an alternative to lithium -ion, and several ideas for the catalytic elements are being investigated. You can learn about survey results or participate here.


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