Electric battery vehicles warranty
Lithium-ion batteries are - just like everything else in this world - subject to a natural process of ageing and wear. The correct usage of the battery can, however, make a considerable contribution towards maintaining its condition and thus its capacity. The lifespan and performance of a lithium-ion battery also depend on other exterior factors, such as the ambient temperature. Within the scope of the application of the warranty and the conditions listed therein, Volkswagen AG, therefore, guarantees the customer buying a brand new BEV vehicle with an electric drive that the usable capacity of the battery in this vehicle will not fall below 70% within eight years (or up to 100,000 miles driven, whichever comes first) as long as the vehicle is used correctly. This will provide you with security for the future and shows you how important the mobility of tomorrow is to us.
Electric battery vehicles warranty terms
All the terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations of the new vehicle warranty apply to electric vehicles save for the provisions set out in this section which apply exclusively to electric vehicle batteries. Where there is any conflict between this section and the rest of the warranty, the provisions of this section on electric vehicle batteries will take precedence.
Your vehicle may contain one of several types of batteries. The warranties that apply to those batteries are explained below. All warranties commence on the date of handover to the first customer or the date of first registration (whichever comes first).
Warranty against Manufacturing Defects
The batteries for battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) are warranted against all defects in materials and workmanship for eight years or up to 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
The 12 volt batteries, 48 volt batteries, any batteries used in mild hybrid vehicles and the high voltage batteries used in hybrid vehicles are warranted against all defects in materials and workmanship for 3 years or up to 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Warranty against battery energy content degradation
A gradual reduction in battery energy content over time is a normal feature of high voltage battery and does not constitute a warrantable defect. However, high voltage batteries in BEVs and PHEVs are warranted against excessive loss of net battery energy content as detailed below. No battery energy content degradation warranty exists for 12 volt batteries, 48 volt batteries, or any batteries used in mild hybrid vehicles.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and its authorised repairers reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to choose whether to repair or replace a high voltage battery. Any part which is replaced becomes the property of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Any replaced high voltage batteries are covered for the unexpired period of the battery warranty.