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Sen. Schumer gas for electric car trade in program?

Griz882

Livin' On the Right Side of the River From Pags!
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I’d rather we spend the money on improving the infrastructure for EVs assuming that is the route we are going. I have an idea of A NYC sidewalk looking like this with all the extension cords running to cars!

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Randy Daytona

Cold War Relic
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Super Moderator
An instructor I just worked with two weeks has 3 Tesla's... and buying a 4th next year. He rattled off some pretty impressive stats on it, including the low cost of owner if you keep it 5 years or longer.
He's a gear head and amateur auto racer... and is completely sold on Tesla. It was pretty fun to listen to him talk about driving, owning, and racing them. I've never driven one but he's got me convinced to go give it a test drive.
If you get a Tesla used, make sure you know what you are getting.

Tesla reportedly removing paid-for features after used-car sales
 

wink

VS NFO. Blue and Gold Officer
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Contributor
Tesla a value after 5 years? How long do they say the batteries will last now and how much to change them out? Have not seen the data lately, but it sure didn't seem like it was worth keeping until a battery swap was necessary.
 

wink

VS NFO. Blue and Gold Officer
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Tesla's are cool toys, honestly. I have no need or utility for one as do many of the people who own them where I live.
Right now they are more like private aircraft. Most can have some utility to the owner. But utility or not, most are optional in business and always for fun or some other emotional reward. And usually paid for with idle money.
 

ABMD

Pork Chop
Tesla a value after 5 years? How long do they say the batteries will last now and how much to change them out? Have not seen the data lately, but it sure didn't seem like it was worth keeping until a battery swap was necessary.
I have a Prius and I've had to replace the traction battery (the big battery pack). Straight from Toyota you're looking at $5k+. Thankfully there is an aftermarket for these batteries. I was able to find a business that specializes in reman, rebuilt and new battery packs. They all include warranties and the company came to my house to do the swap. Cost of the new battery pack was less than half of what Toyota wanted to charge. They also stand behind their warranty. When I replaced the battery the first time, I bought a reman pack which died within 11 months. It had a 12 month warranty and they came out and swapped in a new pack, I just paid the difference. All that to say, I'm wondering if there will be companies doing the same for the Tesla batteries.
 
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