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Your EV Battery Lifespan Might Last Longer Than You Think

For the daily trips drivers usually take, a long-range Electric Vehicle battery is nice but not necessary. But for those daily trips, should we be buying EVs or building better public transit?

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Tina Casey
Clean Technica
Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf

A fresh look at actual driving records has yielded a surprising (to some) conclusion about the useful lifespan of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Conventional wisdom has it that EV drivers will ditch their ride after the battery loses 20% of its storage capacity, but our friends over at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory looked at actual driving records and they say that if you are a typical EV owner, you’re not going to feel the difference.

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