How Long Do Hybrid Batteries Last?
Hybrid technology is becoming more common in the automotive industry. While we wait for electric cars to mature, gas-electric hybrid technology is proven and already serving a lot of people. Honda already offers a couple of hybrid options in the Accord and CR-V product lines. When Bannister Honda customers are considering buying their first hybrid platform, it’s natural that they would have a lot of questions. One of the most common is, ‘How long do hybrid batteries last?’ Follow along with Bannister Honda while we take a closer look at this important question.
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Hybrid Battery Lifespan Estimate
While the bulk of the performance is provided by a Honda hybrid vehicle’s powertrain gasoline-powered engine, they still have a large and powerful battery pack on board. Current Honda hybrid battery systems are rated to last around 10 years or a little more than 160,000 km. With regular maintenance and inspections, it is very likely that these crucial components can last even longer.
How Do You Extend a Hybrid Battery’s Life?
In terms of automotive history, hybrid technology is still new to people. It’s totally natural that someone might have some questions about how to best care for their hybrid vehicle. There are a few simple things you can do to keep your hybrid battery system running in peak condition for as long as possible.
- Go easy on the accelerator: Just like in a traditional automobile, pressing hard on the accelerator isn’t good for anything. In hybrid platforms, electric motors are used to get the vehicle going before the gasoline engine takes over. Hard acceleration puts on necessary stress on the various systems.
- Regular Use: A hybrid battery system needs to go through regular charging and discharging cycles. This is done when the vehicle is regularly driven. Letting a hybrid vehicle sit idle too long can cause potentially expensive damage to the batteries.
- Keep Up On Maintenance: A hybrid vehicle still needs regular oil changes and other routine maintenance needs. Keeping up to date on those tasks means a Bannister Honda Service Technician will regularly look at the hybrid battery and be able to stay ahead of potential problems.
If you have a Honda hybrid vehicle and it’s time for a visit to our service department, please make an appointment right away.