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We Need To Discuss Aftermarket Batteries As Soon As Possible
DEC 01, 2019  Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

As EVs Get Older, Aftermarket Batteries Will Change The EV Marketplace


And this [above] video proposes exactly that.
My quest for a used electric car made me get shocked by the prices for
replacement batteries. Not only for the Nissan Leaf – which I was not
considering, to be honest – but also for the Peugeot iOn. So it was a
pleasant surprise to find this Transport Evolved video proposing the same
discussion I did on the latter. We need to discuss aftermarket batteries as
soon as possible.

If we don’t, we’ll be tied to automakers that, as the video correctly points
out, are more worried about selling new vehicles than in keeping the old
ones running. This may explain why the prices are so high. Either that or
they are trying to undermine people’s confidence in electric cars, presented
as disposable goods after the battery is dead.

If you are aware of any companies dedicated to recovering old batteries or
even upgrading them, please tell us about them. We would love to write
stories warning used EV owners that they are not alone.

Video Description Via Transport Evolved On YouTube:

With more and more plug-in cars on the road, and more and more early
(2011-2013) electric cars starting to show signs of wear and tear, used
electric cars are now more affordable than ever.

But without a decent replacement battery supply, many of these early
electric cars will find themselves retired while still in mechanically good
condition. And that could cause a whole slew of problems when it comes to
vehicle sustainability.

The answer? Aftermarket battery pack swaps, designed and made by third
parties (because for mainstream automakers, battery swaps really aren't
worth spending large amounts of money on... especially if you want customers
to buy the latest and greatest).
[© insideevs.com]

BSES Delhi discoms, Ola Electric to set up battery swap stations
Nov 25, 2019  NEW DELHI: BSES Discoms (utility .in) has signed MoU with Ola
Electric (ride-share .in) for setting-up battery swapping and charging
stations for electric vehicles. While BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL)
will set-up the station in south and west Delhi, BSES Yamuna Power Limited
(BYPL) will do so in east and central Delhi ... “Setting-up of battery
swapping stations will not only boost the adoption of EVs, but also help in
reducing power-theft by E Rickshaws” ...

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