Author Topic: Automakers Need to Start Worrying About the Batteries Lurking in Older EVs  (Read 533 times)

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Offline thackney

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Ford Escape, 2009.

ETA:  Mrs. Liberty and I debated taking the car with us when we moved earlier this year, and we decided to bring it to the Castle (towed behind a U-haul).

Okay so a hybrid, not all electric then.
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Okay so a hybrid, not all electric then.

Correct, but the article applies to me (even though it says it doesn't, but it does in every way that's important to me:  That battery is gonna die).
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Correct, but the article applies to me (even though it says it doesn't, but it does in every way that's important to me:  That battery is gonna die).
Just replace it with a bigger gas tank....
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Correct, but the article applies to me (even though it says it doesn't, but it does in every way that's important to me:  That battery is gonna die).

I don't know how much you have researched it already, but some of those Escapes are going over 200,000 miles on the original battery.  And the hybrid battery is going to be ~$4,000 plus labor.  Some are doing the change out themselves.  I believe it is not that bad of a job if you are interested in that sort of thing.

https://www.transmissionrepaircostguide.com/hybrid-battery-replacement-cost-and-prices/
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Just replace it with a bigger gas tank....

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