Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: 2naive One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 701  
Subject: Re: Hybrid electic battery life Date: 5/7/2002 5:36 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 3
In theory, neither of the manufacturers would want to replace the batteries under warrenty b/c they're pretty expensive, but they might have felt compelled to have longer warrenties (than battery life) to overcome consumer uncertainty over battery life.

Anyone have solid info on battery life?

Just been listening to a presentation by ECD (who design the batteries for these cars) which touches on this:

(thanks rspiii - )

It would be commercial disaster to warrant for longer than is realistically possible. But if you listen to the presentation it seems they are still testing to see how long these batteries will last. But it's more than 80 - 100k miles.

Interestingly the presenter then talks of the batteries being used for less demanding uses (stationary power backup) when they have passed the peak performance necessary for vehicles.

Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


Kiddie Card Board
Should kids have their own credit card?
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Post of the Day:
Saul's Investing Discussions

INBK Q1 2015 Earnings Analysis
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.