Batteries are an essential part of any electric car, but they’re not indestructible. The state of charge and exposure to extreme temperatures can have a significant impact on how long you’ll get out your investment with the battery before it needs replacing or recharging. The battery of an electric car is a system made up of modules, which are themselves assemblies built on individual cells. These electro-chemical reactions allow for energy storage in the form either electricity or chemical compounds within these batteries.
4 Ways To Extend EV Battery Life
1. Minimize exposure to extremely high temperatures
In order to maximize the lifespan of your electric car battery, it’s important that you keep them cool and avoid overcharging. Experts recommend parking in shade when possible or plugging into an outlet with grid power so that their thermal management system can function using energy from a source other than solar cells on board.
2. Avoid using fast charging
Fast-charging is a great way to quickly top off your battery, but avoid high voltage DC quick chargers as they can damage it. If you need more power than what’s offered by the standard charging cables on newer cars then use this type of charger sparingly and only when absolutely necessary because abuse will wear down any electronic device over time including batteries in electric vehicles.
3. Control the optimal battery state of charge during long storage
EVs that are parked or stored with an empty battery also degrade the vehicle’s capacity. If you do not use your electric car often, consider getting a timed charger and plugging it in while leaving your EV at home if possible so as not to put unnecessary wear on its components during storage periods of time when there is no charge coming from external sources like solar panels for example; however make sure this doesn’t happen more than once per week since charging will need attention sooner rather than later due to frequent forgetfulness.
4. Minimize the batteries at 100% state of charge
Electric cars already have a battery management system to avoid them being charged and discharged at the extreme state of charge. Keeping your electric car’s batteries in peak condition, from 0% up until 100%, will improve performance as well as extend their lifespan – so it is never an ideal idea for you or anybody else who drives around town with one.
To mitigate the effects of this inescapable characteristic of lithium-ion technology, it is possible to incorporate temperature control systems designed with high performance. These devices help keep your device running smoothly even during harsh winter months where electric cars output may be higher than normal levels due to being used all day long outside or near an open window without any form of insulation around them.