Does rapid charging of an electric vehicle wear out the battery faster? Here’s an article from AZO Materials. That question fast charging and this potential impacts on EV battery health. rapid charging makes the transition more workable.

But there’s a consequence. The consequences of heat when converting electrical energy from AC to DC heat is the worst energy enemy of an electric vehicle battery pack. EV batteries have developed to fully function in a range of 15 to 45 degrees C high temperatures may have catastrophic effects.

So, even the use of an EV in hot climates will degrade the battery faster. That’s been proven. Overheating can dramatically impede a battery’s ability to stay charged and cold can also do the same thing.

EV can also keep the battery from charging at its full capacity, to begin with. Useful life rechargeable batteries are designed to last a few thousand charge cycles. Excessive heat damage can significantly reduce a battery’s usefulness by several years.

So as that fast charger blasts energy into that battery, it can overheat the battery starting to decompose, initiating thermal runaway. Potentially catastrophic.

They’re talking about putting sensors into the connection port thermal management system and inside the bag pack to have a temperature sensor to see if that battery overheats.

There have been reports of vehicles that have been used in hot climates in Arizona and Nevada where the battery capacity has degraded much much quicker even with low miles.

So make sure that battery health is monitored on a regular basis, especially when you’re looking to purchase an electric vehicle, to make sure that your remaining battery capacity is up to snuff and keeps the vehicle having an acceptable value for longer-term use.