This discussion about the EV battery life expectancy is from a KIA Soul EV group on Facebook. The group is a public group this is why I am sharing electric car owners' opinions from there for Torque News readers to see.
EV Battery Still Good Above 100,000 Miles
"I have 175000 miles on a 2013 Tesla Model S. It's only about 7% degraded. It's getting a bit creaky in the suspension but still drives straight," writes Robert Olson in the group.
"The Kia Soul EV has a battery capacity and powertrain warranty of 100,000 miles, and/or 10 years. Excluding extreme climates, or extreme operations, I believe the Soul EV is fully capable of meeting/exceeding these expectations.