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Old 22 Apr 2006, 03:08 am   #1 (permalink)
Rodo
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Hi all,

Does anyone know what the life expectancy of the battery(ies) is ? And if it
is something less than 10 years (which I assume it is) how much are they to
replace ? I know it is cheaper to buy the gasoline only version but ...oh
well... call me tree hugger :-)

Thanks
Don't kill trees ? :-)


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Old 22 Apr 2006, 05:11 am   #2 (permalink)
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"Rodo" <dsp1024@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone know what the life expectancy of the battery(ies) is ? And if
> it is something less than 10 years (which I assume it is) how much are
> they to replace ? I know it is cheaper to buy the gasoline only version
> but ...oh well... call me tree hugger :-)
>
> Thanks
> Don't kill trees ? :-)


No one knows for sure. The real problem is that a battery may degrade
without totally failing, and there may not be any clear cut rules for how
much degradation happens before it is covered under a warranty.


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Old 22 Apr 2006, 06:43 am   #3 (permalink)
m Ransley
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The Nimh in my many cameras, phones, etc loose a percentage every day
from day1. The cost to replace is excessive. Im sure some hybrid owners
will figure a way to ruin their batteries by over discharging and
shorting them to get that warranty.

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Old 22 Apr 2006, 09:11 am   #4 (permalink)
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I'm waiting to see what the disposal fee will be on them. We already pay
one on 12v batteries, tires, and used oil.

"Rodo" <dsp1024@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:Pvl2g.1516$bU6.247@trnddc06...
> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone know what the life expectancy of the battery(ies) is ? And if
> it is something less than 10 years (which I assume it is) how much are
> they to replace ? I know it is cheaper to buy the gasoline only version
> but ...oh well... call me tree hugger :-)
>
> Thanks
> Don't kill trees ? :-)
>



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Old 22 Apr 2006, 11:10 am   #5 (permalink)
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"Rodo" <dsp1024@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:Pvl2g.1516$bU6.247@trnddc06...
> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone know what the life expectancy of the battery(ies) is ? And if
> it is something less than 10 years (which I assume it is) how much are
> they to replace ? I know it is cheaper to buy the gasoline only version
> but ...oh well... call me tree hugger :-)
>
> Thanks
> Don't kill trees ? :-)
>


In 4 years there will be hundreds of people all over the internet and places
that will fix your battery or make it work like new, or even "more powerfull
aftermarket batteries".


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Old 23 Apr 2006, 12:27 am   #6 (permalink)
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I would buy it with a bumper to bumper warranty..

just to CYA

It is costly at the moment to fix it


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