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Posted by Eeyore on May 21, 2009, 10:33 pm

user@domain.invalid wrote:

It's still not a car and a relatively dangerous vehicle with higher death rates
than cars.


Posted by user on May 21, 2009, 11:21 pm
Eeyore wrote:

Lithium batteries

Regenerative braking


Multispeed, cpu's, regenerative braking,


Want more proof ?

rates than cars.

That wasn't the point of your original claim and you are well aware of
that fact.

Posted by clare on May 21, 2009, 2:59 am
 On Wed, 20 May 2009 21:19:41 +0100, Eeyore

wealthy enough

The scooter controllers have no current limiting or accelleration
control (soft-start etc) and no regen, They have a lot more in common
with a cheap corsless drill in most cases.

Posted by vaughn on May 19, 2009, 7:29 pm

   As soon as the demand for non-warranty replacement of these batteries
increases enough to generate a healthy, competative aftermarket, my opinion
is that the price will drop down into the hundreds.  For many years, I was
responsible for purchasing thousands of battery packs for a local
government.  When a battery is available only from the OEM, the price was
typically around $50.00.  When that same battery became available from a
variety of sources, prices typically dropped down to about $0.00!

Here is another argument in favor of a much lower price: $,500 is probably
near the price for a new engine these days, which is more money than most
want to invest into a broken used car.  IE; I imagine that most 10-year-old
cars that need new engines never actually get them.  So that means that at a
unit price of $,500, not much market will exist for batteries for an old
hybrid.  So what is the most that someone might pay to put an old hybrid
back on the road, (considering that there is no guarantee that some other
expensive part will not fail)?


Posted by Eeyore on May 20, 2009, 8:22 pm

vaughn wrote:


You can pay hundreds for a heavy duty winter rated starter battery for an ICE.
Never mind one that gets it somewhere with an electric motor

You're living in fantasy land. Get some scientific knowledge.


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