Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Tesla Motors’ Devastating Design Problem-Not a K-Bike!
All the electric cars have this hidden "gotcha". Few will discuss battery life, and how much to replace them. A lot of people are in for a nasty shock when they find out just how much their "energy savings" is really going to cost! The price of a set of batteries will buy one hell of a lot of gasoline!
I saw one news article speculating that when the batteries needs replacing the cost of batteries will likely greatly exceed the value of the car at that time.
I did see a news article recently that one of the manufacturers is planning to introduce a home power module that will use the batteries to produce home power after the batteries become too depleted to efficiently power the car. I think they said that when they get to about 70% they would be switched to home use. Nothing was said about costs though.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.