The Best Electric Vehicle Battery Warranties in 2024

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Last updated Jan 9, 2024

Outside of warranty, electric car battery replacement costs range from $15,000 to well north of $20,000 in a fully-electric vehicle. It’s true that batteries should be much more affordable a decade from now, but that’s a lot of money on the line. To protect your wallet, EV manufacturer warranties should be a top consideration for drivers looking to go electric.

Federal law requires automakers to warranty EV and hybrid batteries for at least eight years or 100,000 miles. California requires a 10-year, 150,000-mile warranty on EV and hybrid batteries. Still, EV battery warranties vary considerably, especially when it comes to degradation.

These are the best electric vehicle warranties in 2024. The top of the list was unexpected to say the least!

The Best EV Battery Warranty

Rivian (8 years or 175,000 miles)

Surprise! The best EV warranty is offered by Rivian for the all-new R1T electric truck and R1S electric SUV. Coverage includes all components inside the high-voltage battery and 70% or more of the battery capacity for 8 years or 175,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Drivetrain components are also covered for 8 years or 175,000 miles. It can be unnerving to purchase a vehicle from a startup like Rivian, so at least they’re offering the best battery warranty there is. Learn more about Rivian’s warranty here.

Tesla Battery Warranty

Tesla’s electric powertrain warranty is split into two tiers. 

  • The Tesla Model S (starting at $99,990) and Tesla Model X (starting at $114,990) have 8 year or 150,000 mile electric powertrain warranties. Battery capacity retention is guaranteed to be at least 70% under warranty.
  • The Tesla Model 3 Long Range and Performance and all Tesla Model Y’s get an 8 year or 120,000 mile powertrain warranty. 
  • The most affordable Tesla today is the Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive, which gets an 8 year or 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. 

Learn more about Tesla’s battery warranty. 

The Best Battery Warranty For Affordable Electric Cars

Hyundai and Kia (10 years or 100,000 miles)

2022 Kia EV6

For electric cars under $65,000, you can’t beat Hyundai and Kia’s 10 year/100,000 mile EV warranty. The Hyundai EV warranty covers batteries, motors and powertrain components. There’s also the guarantee of at least 70% battery capacity retention. “While all electric-car batteries will experience degradation over time, ours will not degrade more than 70 percent of the original capacity during the warranty period.”

Hyundai’s warranty was a big consideration when I decided to purchase a 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 for my family. Learn more about the IONIQ 5, and the ups and downs of my own EV shopping experience.

Learn more about Hyundai’s electric vehicle battery warranty. You can find Kia’s EV warranty details here

The Rest of the Gang: 8 year/100,000 Mile Battery and Powertrain Warranty

In 2024, it looks like the industry standard for EV manufacturer warranties is 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. This manufacturer warranty applies to the following electric vehicles in 2024:

The Worst EV Battery Warranty in 2024

We hope that the Blazer and Equinox EVs have a better battery degradation guarantee than the Bolt!

I’m surprised that GM is continuing to settle for last considering their much-publicized push to electrify their entire lineup quickly. The Chevrolet Bolt and GMC Hummer EV have 8 year/100,000 mile battery warranties with a notable catch. The battery retention portion of the warranty will replace the battery if it falls below 60% of the original capacity under coverage. See the full details here

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    • K Hart

      Is it possible that they lowered it after 2021? Because all I can find on their website is, “The Volvo Cars Warranty for the battery is 8 years/100,000 miles, whichever occurs first, provided that the car and battery are maintained and used in accordance with Volvo Cars’ recommendations.”

      And I found this on what appears to be a specific dealer’s website, “Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Battery Warranty – Batteries are subject to natural wear out due to aging and usage. If the battery capacity is lower than 55% of original status (according to specification) at 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first, the battery will be replaced free of charge. Some restrictions apply.”,be%20replaced%20free%20of%20charge.

  1. Marco

    I am pretty sure the state of California REQUIRES a 10-year battery warranty on all electric vehicles now.

    • Justin Fischer

      Thank you for pointing this out! We will update this article.

      • Michael

        The link doesn’t provide any detail on the kia warranty. Do you know the specifics? What is its guaranteed retention?

      • Mark

        It’s only on hybrids, not EVs.

        • Robert Smith

          What makes you think that, Mark? It says “Electric Vehicle” in the title. HYUNDAI HYBRID, PLUG-IN HYBRID, AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE SYSTEM WARRANTY

  2. Robert Smith

    I just looked at the Kia sales brochure that you linked. It clearly states that Hyundai guarantees that the traction battery will retain 70% of its capacity BUT that is a sales brochure, not a warranty AND it is for the UK, not the USA.

  3. Robert Smith

    I appreciate this article. I was looking for information like this. I think you have a few errors now, but they can be corrected. Keep up the good work!

  4. Jan

    I would like to discuss this further related to warranties of vehicles purchased say 2014-2019. I bought a Kia 2015 Soul EV and want to put a new battery in it due to ongoing problems. So far what I have been able to confirm is KIa (and I was told the same for Nissan Leaf) ARE NOT MAKING REPLACEMENT BATTERIES FOR THESE VEHICLES. They tell you they do bug give you a software solution (BMS Battery Management System) instead. They told me my new replacement battery was here in March and kept my car until a few days ago with the BMS software being updated as a solution not giving me the replacement battery that was supposedly here. I asked the parts department about buying a new battery and they said they have someone waiting since Nov 2023 with no date in sight for new battery, doing the same thing to that person they did to me. There is something dishonest going on here. What is a battery warranty worth if they do not make replacement batteries. BTW Kia 2015 replacement battery costs around 3k per the parts department.

    • Justin Fischer

      Jan, thank you for sharing this. This is very concerning. If you’re not satisfied with the response your dealership service department has given to you, I recommend reaching out to Kia Customer Care.


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