I think that’s extremely hopeful thinking.One of the reasons I find electric cars are so appealing is because the motors are expected to last somewhere between 500,000 and 1,000,000 miles. That means that the maintenance costs are basically restricted to the brakes and tires and of course batteries. I’m expecting that the car is upgradable and I should be able to get a cheaper, better battery battery when replacement is indicated. If that’s the case I Will keep the car a very long time. If not it will get traded away when necessary.
Uhh, what?If batteries haven’t gotten cheaper over the last decade, what makes you think it will change in the next decade?
Lol I guess I should have googled first.
Well, in Tesla's case, it probably allowed them to go from losing money on every car to making a little cash.Lol I guess I should have googled first.
I didn’t think Tesla battery costs had dropped much over the years.
That expectation is too optimistic. They usually design cheaper and better batteries for the new models of cars. They don't care about backwards compatibility. Moreover for businesses it is better to make you to replace the whole car, not just the batteryI’m expecting that the car is upgradable and I should be able to get a cheaper, better battery battery when replacement is indicated.
I certainly hope you have better luck. Still have the car as there aren't any other cars out there for me to buy as I only want an EV.Wow...we have the same year/model and that worries me. Had it for 2 months. We havent recd any recalls yet, but the car was completed in Oct 2021 and purchased 11/2021. Maybe those bugs had been fixed by then. Hope so!