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Old 07-23-2021, 12:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
Isaac Zachary
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The first question is how do you mass produce the break through batteries cheaply enough for them to catch on.

The second question is how will this affect repairs (i.e. right to repair). I see the "skate board" battery of the Tesla truck seeming to be bolted to the rest of the truck. But what if Tesla decides to make it a unibody, welded and glued to the rest of the truck, and then your battery dies? Not to mention that single cells or modules won't be repairable on their own.

Also, what about recycleability of even the glued togther batteries.

(P.S. I cringe every time I hear the frase "battery pack" referring to EV batteries and not a small package of single cell "batteries" from a store.)
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