Re: A123 Systems returns from death’s door with breakthrough new battery technology
Well say you purchase a pack that does 80 miles @ 80% DOD. It lasts 3000 cycles to 90%.
This is 228,000 miles.
Same pack but now you run it at 100% DOD and get 96 miles. 90% at 2000 cycles.
This is 182,000 miles. At 15000 miles a year = > 12 years.
I would hope that in 12 years we would have better packs to choose from. In the meantime I can go almost 20 miles further per charge for no extra weight or cost.