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What type of batteries are you using?

  • Standard Lead Acid

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  • Nickel Metal Hydride

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  • Lithium Ion

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  • Lithium Polymer

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    Votes: 2 6.9%
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batteries are key

I used to have some pure electric EVs but the batteries have always been an issue with 4-5 year life from lead acid. I would only use sealed lead acid.

Now I see the only way to move ahead is with the advanced batteries like NiMH and Lithium. I now drive a 2005 Prius and I will make it into a plug-in hybrid. I am very willing to pay 10K for a higher capacity lithium battery pack. Mine is a salvage title so I won't lose a warrenty since I didn't get one. The Prius is so reliable I don't worry. I save enough to go Plug-in.

I have contacted every PHEV converter and only recieved one offer from hybrids-plus in Colorado. It would be 24K for a small 20 mile range pack. The 60 mile setup would be 36K. I will have to wait a little longer.

I feel the only way to advance EVs is to use advanced batteries. The cost will come down the more we use them. A Tesla at 92K or eBox at about 70K are more than the PHEV I think is resonable. So far only the promised plug-in will be affordable now. Someday more EVs will be in the 20-30K range and we can all afford a good one that is safe with non toxic long life batteries.
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