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Old 02-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #944 (permalink)
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Yeah - these are about 2.5 years old and have seen regular use.

The OEM's are also talking about "repurposing" their EV lithium packs once they can no longer provide the desired range of the owner. I've read about them going into UPS/standby duty, or as storage for renewable energy.

More likely...

I'd wager in 10-15 years people who live in smaller cities/towns should be able to get good deals on used packs that will keep their OEM EV's humming, from other owners who demand more daily range and so have to replace them sooner & more often.
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