Zapp i300

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Re: Zapp i300

Post by rayb » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:26 pm

The salesman's bullshit has improved so it isn't an issue.

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Re: Zapp i300

Post by Normsthename » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:08 pm

A while back, batteries were said to last only a given number of charging cycles
My little electric car is 6 1/2 years old and the battery seems to be as good as when I first got it.
I bought it with 351 miles on the clock and it has now just clocked up 24,000 miles :)
A lot of people think that when the battery does eventually expire that the complete battery will need replacing.
But most electric car batteries consist of lots of smaller cells that make up the total capacity.
So when they do have a fault just the faulty cell can be replaced.
I can see a lot companies setting up in the future that will service batteries when they develop faults once electric cars become mainstream :)

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Re: Zapp i300

Post by Snail » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:02 am

yes of course the battery will require maintenance and probably some cell replacements? been doing it with fork lift trucks for donkeys years, but of course probably a lot easier on a truck

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Re: Zapp i300

Post by MrGrumpy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:17 am

Yeah, but as I understand it, the individual cells are like AA size batteries and there are 100s, or maybe 1000s of them! And on some cars at least, tend to be carried low down under the floor to help weight distribution (does this vary from car to car?). So it seems like even finding any duff cells would be a major nightmare!!!

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Re: Zapp i300

Post by Ralph » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:17 am

There is a bit on the news saying the Uk government is going to cut the lecy vehicle cash back by about 25% don’t know when it’s supposed to happen. I can see company’s setting up to replace or even sell improved battery packs as more l lecy cars get on the road and battery packs start to fail out of warranty
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