One thing that people often worry about when it comes to electric vehicles is how well their batteries will hold up after years of use.
Now, Tesla has shared new numbers that claim that batteries lose only 12% of their capacity after a whopping 200,000 miles.
Battery degradation is something that all battery-powered devices have to deal with, whether it’s a phone or a laptop. Cars are also affected, with the longer a battery pack is used the more its total capacity is reduced.
Now, Tesla’s 2022 Impact Report claims just 12% of battery degradation. Tesla also says that it intends to use new types of batteries and share more information when it does. Reported by Electrek:
Mileage is only one factor in battery capacity retention; battery age is also a major factor. Retention figures at lower mileages above likely reflect the impact of age while higher mileage values, which come from high-utilization vehicles, likely reflect less influence from battery age. Performance of newer chemistries (not shown here) can vary and we plan to expand disclosure once we have sufficient data.
Tesla battery degradation could well come into play as its cars get older and people star to consider buying used models many years down the line. A low degradation not only means people could buy a used car, but new car buyers will also have more confidence in their residual values when it comes time to sell up.
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