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Old 08-05-2022, 01:18 PM   #62
Russ_G93
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Originally Posted by thill View Post
This myth that batteries will need to be replaced every 100K miles is silly. Will some cars need to have batteries replaced? Sure just like some ICE cars have transmissions that fail every 60-80K and engines that need to be rebuilt constantly. There are a lot of Tesla's running around with well over 100K miles (some over 200-300K miles) with the original batteries. Will batteries degrade over time? Sure, to some degree but for most it's going to be less than 10% over the life of owning the vehicle.

You also assume battery technology and cost won't evolve and reduce, and it's very likely in 10 years or 100-200K miles you can by a third party battery or a reconditioned battery at a much cheaper price.
What does a update do to your phone battery. It gradually has your battery not discharge as much nor store as much charge because of usage. The same happens to EV's. Its unavoidable and was already reported to have happened with Tesla in 2019/2020. Yes, these batteries need to be replaced. For the Crosstrek Hybrid, replacement is every 3-5 Years, according to driving habit.
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