Stanton wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:29 am
coleafrado wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:24 pm
But on a different note... seeing cars with 60 kWh of battery, ready to buy, for equal or less than the cost of a Muxsan or Fenix 62 kWh upgrade, let alone the cost of the original car, really kills the economic argument that we should be upgrading batteries.
This isn't so off-topic that I'll ask: what am I missing here?
Either there are some really
cheap 60 kWh cars out there I don't know about...or these battery swap/upgrades cost way
more than I thought.
$14,000 for a used 2017 Bolt with an originally 60 kWh battery and 101,000 miles (many of these on CarGurus) seems like a substantially better deal than a super-cheap 2013 (around $5,500-7,000) plus a used 62 kWh uncooled Leaf battery from Muxsan (€13,490 https://muxsan.com/products.html#nissan ... psupgrades
). More than $6,000 difference...
I get that Holland and California are vastly different markets, but the fact that some people have evidently paid nearly $21,000 US for a (and I hate to say this, Frankenstein) used EV that isn't even capable of doing roadtrips is hard to believe. The early adopter stage is over, people, no need to incinerate your money on bad hardware!
As new and used EV prices fall, this will become even more apparent. Props to mux for acknowledging that his market is eating itself, though.