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Extending Your EV Battery Health

One of the advantages of owning an EV is that they require less maintenance than a regular fuel-powered vehicle. No gas, fewer parts to break and charging is relatively simple. You plug it in, wait for it to charge and you’re on your way. 

Batteries on electric vehicles don’t need much in the way of care however, there are a few things you can do to help sustain their health and longevity.

If you want to keep your EV running like new and sustain the life of your EV battery, these tips should help. 

Monitoring the Battery Percentage

Like laptops, phones and other electrical devices, leaving your electric vehicle stay on a constant charge of 100% can deplete the battery life. To benefit your battery life for the long run…

  • Keep your battery “state of charge” between 20-80%
  • Don’t let your battery dip below 10%
  • Check your EV manual to see if there are settings to automate your charging threshold

Plan Your Route

A little forward thinking can make a big impact on the long-term health of your EV battery. Treating your battery with care by doing a little pre-journey planning will help keep your battery life functioning like new. When possible…

  • Take your EV on regular drives and short trips
  • Choose routes that require minimal power
  • Avoid hills when possible

Slow Acceleration and Speed

The faster you go in an EV, the more energy you consume. Watching your speed can help prolong the life of your electric vehicle battery and increase range on your drive.

  • Follow the speed limit
  • Don’t have a “lead foot” when you accelerate.
  • Reduce your speed where possible

Electric vehicle batteries are built to last so there is no need to go out of your way to prevent battery depletion. These suggestions are meant to help contribute to your battery’s lifespan so you can get the best bang for your buck in your new or used EV. Check out our great selection of quality pre-owned electric vehicles at

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