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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.
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