I'm thinking about buying a Tesla, but I'm a little worried about their battery life. How many years do Tesla batteries last?
Tesla batteries are built to last, with most users reporting only 5% loss of range after 100,000 miles.
On average, an EV will need a replacement battery when it has lost 20% of its range. According to Elon Musk, Tesla batteries can last anywhere from 300,000 to 500,000 miles. This means that the average person would need to replace their car long before they needed to replace the battery.
However, driving an electric car does require stopping to recharge the battery on long trips. And while charging stations are becoming more common, they still aren't as ubiquitous as gas stations. This means that you'll need to plan your trips accordingly.
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