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Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one

Steve Todd Silver badge

You can’t even read your own source article. It states that a 100% cycle (completely full to completely empty) will give you a life of between 2000 and 7000 charges before it drops to 80% of original capacity. Smaller cycles of 10% usage will give more than 10000 charges.

How often do you fill up a car and then run it to completely empty?

Beyond that Electric car manufacturers deliberately don’t charge their cells to maximum and drain them to order to extend their operational life. 10+ years is completely achievable and there are plenty of examples of batteries going way past 100,000 miles use.

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