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Old 04-02-2021, 06:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
Isaac Zachary
High Altitude Hybrid
 
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Location: Gunnison, CO
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Avalon - '13 Toyota Avalon HV
90 day: 41.06 mpg (US)

Prius - '06 Toyota Prius
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Originally Posted by S Keith View Post
Commodity LFP is about $120/kWh.
Wow! Where could I find some at that price! Is this the price for cells with such a high C rate. 120amps at 6ah is 20C.
Of course if I could get some 40ah cells at 3C rate, that would be even better.
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Originally Posted by S Keith View Post
His pack is 1.5kWh.

He's priced at about $1300/kWh for the Prius pack.

Granted, there's some engineering in there, and evidence of a rudimentary BMS, but mark-up seems a little high.

In addition to limited demand, once this is subjected to the abuse of the unwashed masses, it will likely emerge as no better than the garbage "D" cell kits you can get from China.
Ya, it's hard to beat tried and true OEM batteries, which can cost similar if not cheaper than this.
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