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Electric Van Battery Replacement: How Does it Work?

January 5th, 2022

Electric van batteries have come on leaps and bounds in recent years. It’s challenging at times to keep up to date with all the key information surrounding them.

It goes without saying that there are a few questions that crop up time and time again about electric van batteries. What do we mean by this? Well, for example, how do they work? And how do you know when you need to replace your battery?

With this in mind, we look at electric van batteries and electric van battery replacement explaining what you really need to know!

How do electric van batteries work?

Taking it from the beginning, electric van batteries run off electricity (hence the namesake), and that electricity is stored within a battery pack in the van. The electricity stored in this battery pack is then to power the electric motor, which moves the vehicle when you drive, simple!

How do I know when I need to replace an electric van battery?

Most electric vehicle batteries will last up to a decade. In some cases, it may even last double this, up to 20 years. You needn’t worry too much about the cost of replacing the battery prior to you purchasing your new van. The likelihood is after all that you won’t be using the van for up to 20 years. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that there are a few reasons why your van battery may need to be replaced.

Leaving your battery flat may result in the battery no longer accepting charge (this is commonly known as bricking), however, lots of EVs have systems that stop the battery totally depleting.

It’s common for a battery to lose its capacity over an extended length of time. This is frequently because of extended use, and the impact of this can be slowed by taking proper care of the battery.

If you’re unsure about whether an electric van is right for you, we recommend getting in touch with your local electric van specialists to help you weigh up the pros and cons.

At Van Sales UK, our experts will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and help you find an electric van that meets your needs and works for you, taking into consideration where and when you can charge your van. Contact us today to find out more.


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