How hot do electric car batteries get?

Batteries tend to overheat, and as the new owner of an EV, I often wonder about my car's battery. How hot do electric car batteries get?

Chanice Boyd · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Not to worry—the lithium-ion battery in your electric car achieves a maximum heat of roughly 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
For optimal battery performance, automakers have ensured that the battery’s temperature in an
electric car
is controlled between 68-113 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature can only be affected if your electric vehicle is not in environments with extreme temperatures.
Still, there is no need to worry about overheating. Each electric car battery pack has built-in cooling systems that help to regulate this ideal temperature.
Some standard cooling systems used in electric cars are
  • Air cooling
  • Liquid coolants
  • Cooling Fins
  • Phase change material
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