I may be wrong, (if I am someone please correct me) but I think what they are calling a complete cycle means going from full charge to like 80% (or more) discharge. At 60 miles a day with 200 ah cells in a bug I don't think you will be doing a full cycle every day.I'm trying to get a handle on cost vs return for Lithium batteries.
I'm thinking that I will need 48 cells of Lithium batteries for the 1971 VW Bug that I am working on at a cost of $250.00 per for 200aH battery.
So...that comes out to $12,000. Currently, I'm driving about 300 miles per week; therefore, gas costs me $2600.00 per year.
So...battery pay back time would be between 5 and 6 years.
Five years of cycles would be 1625 times if I charge every night.
Plus I have the addtional cost of power from the grid.
What is the expected number of cycles from a Lithium battery pack and
what is expected time that pack will have be replaced?
Thanks in advance for responses.
You guys and gals are great.
The guys with bugs should be able to help you get a better handle on how much enery you will use each day.
If you are only recharging from, say, a 50% Depth of Discharge each day I believe that counts as only a half cycle.