The electrical energy stored in the battery serves as a driving force, or in combination with a conventional engine to drive the car.
However, batteries in hybrid vehicles have a lifespan and must be replaced as they are used.
Then, how long is the battery life of a hybrid vehicle?
Hybrid vehicle battery life is very dependent on the use of each. While the average battery has a five-year warranty, varying usage can determine battery life. In some cases it can last up to ten years, again depending on usage and conditions.
In general, there are three things that can shorten the battery life of a hybrid car.
First, cars are often used in traffic jams or stop and go. Hybrid car batteries will be charged when the car brakes, so if you use stop and go, the charging has not been maximized and it’s running again, if you use it too often it can shorten battery life.
The second thing is the battery cooling filter. In the battery in a hybrid car there is a special cooler, there is a special blower to cool the battery. The blower has a filter, so you have to pay attention to the filter. The filter must be cleaned regularly for maximum cooling. It is cleaned every 10,000 KM.
The third thing that can shorten the battery life of a hybrid car is the replacement of an auxiliary battery that is not in accordance with its designation.
For those who don’t know, an auxiliary battery is an additional battery or battery that is usually found in hybrid vehicles.
Its function is as a storage area and a provider of electric current to turn on car accessories that are not included in the main components, such as car air conditioners, wipers, alarms, car lights, and so on.