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Old 06-29-2014, 01:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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"new batteries will cost tens of thousands of dollars."

I don't know who said that unless they were talking about a volt or tesla.
Obviously the leafs battery pack isn't 2/3 the cost of the vehicle.

"Old batteries turned in during the replacement process will be recycled, Nissan said, or possibly retained for secondary usage--perhaps for building energy storage--by the company's separate 4R Energy business unit".

Might as well since recycling LiFePO4 batteries isn't economical.
Just letting them pile up like nuclear waste in temporary storage. Seems kind of ironic.
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