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    Default New life eyed for electric-car batteries - San Diego Union Tribune


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    New life eyed for electric-car batteries
    San Diego Union Tribune
    Plug-in cars such as the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf require big, expensive batteries that might last longer ...
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    This is what I thought would be found out (read the first article linked above). I'd like to see a more in-depth article, maybe in a popular mechanice or some publication of that type to do some long term studies towards this end.

    Because the batteries use novel technology and chemistry, they’re also much pricier, adding up to $10,000 to the cost of the car.

    Experts believe that after seven to 12 years, the batteries might still hold 70 percent to 80 percent of the power they could when new. That means they’ll still be worth money.

    Steve
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