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[ExT] Could a bricked Tesla battery cost you $40,000?

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Let your Tesla battery run down to empty and it may have to be replaced for $40,000. That’s what one site claims was the fate of five of the all-electric Tesla Roadsters. For that to happen, you have to walk away from a Tesla already low on juice and let it sit while parasitic losses take it to zero, at which point the battery is a brick and can’t be recharged, only replaced. The story behind the story has taken on a life of its own with charges about the motives of the author.

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and i was really wanting a Tesla car :/ looks like im back to drooling over Lotus Evoras...
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Tesla and GM should just hurry up and marry each other already.
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Tesla and GM should just hurry up and marry each other already.

What, so GM can absorb Tesla and keep pumping out petrol-consuming cars instead of moving forward? (we all saw how "electric" the Volt was, not only that, how hard they are to find and how expensive they are)
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What, so GM can absorb Tesla and keep pumping out petrol-consuming cars instead of moving forward? (we all saw how "electric" the Volt was, not only that, how hard they are to find and how expensive they are)

No, so they can unionize, and taxpayer subsidize a vehicle for which there is little to no demand for, outside of state and local governments purchasing electric vehicles for their fleets. thumb.gif
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What, so GM can absorb Tesla and keep pumping out petrol-consuming cars instead of moving forward? (we all saw how "electric" the Volt was, not only that, how hard they are to find and how expensive they are)

No, so they can unionize, and taxpayer subsidize a vehicle for which there is little to no demand for, outside of state and local governments purchasing electric vehicles for their fleets. thumb.gif

So much win! biggrin.gif
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What do you think happens when the battery in your Toyota Prius dies? That's a tad more expensive than a new turbo on a car. And what are we going to do with those 100.000s batteries in 25 years when all those launch editions Prius are dead?
 
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What do you think happens when the battery in your Toyota Prius dies? That's a tad more expensive than a new turbo on a car. And what are we going to do with those 100.000s batteries in 25 years when all those launch editions Prius are dead?

A turbo if its journal bearing costs 100-200 to rebuild and a new ballbearing chra is typically 400-600. So no comparison in cost or purpose
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A battery powered, fully electric car will NEVER be more than a novelty in the U.S. The distances people travel by car are too great, not to mention the majority of the electricity needed to charge them is still produced by burning fossil fuels.  When we figure out an energy efficient way to render hydrogen, it will be the mainstream replacement for gasoline.

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