[Oeva-list] Fwd: Update on is battery fuel

Gary Graunke gary at whitecape.org
Thu May 5 17:19:18 PDT 2011

Copying it again....

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Graunke [mailto:gary at whitecape.org] 
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 4:20 PM
To: Myles Twete
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Update on HB2328


Of course an engine has a totally different function than a gas
What is they have common, though, is that the high cost of replacing the 
engine/transmission or just increased service costs (value jobs, ring jobs, 
new head gaskets) is what leads people to end-of-life their car and buy a
one, just as wanting to replacing the battery might be the decisive event
triggers buying a new car. The old car either reaches it's end of life, or
resold very cheaply to those who drive them until they die.

I once replaced my wife's 1979 chevy wagon at only 50,000 miles (and it had 
17000 when we drove it here from South Florida). My wife drove it 1 to 3
to the grocery store, etc. 

The equivalent function to an engine, the motor, lasts longer than the car. 
Just as the gas tank might on a gas car. But my point is that the EV battery

and gas engines have similar lifetimes with similar consequences.

Of course, the Li EV battery requires no maintenance like the engine, and it

does not ever pollute or emit anything, much less get worse as it ages as
an engine.

So this is about "vehicle replacement pollution", I guess.


On Thursday, May 05, 2011 05:17:37 PM Myles Twete wrote:
> Gary said: "You probably saw my reply to Myles--I won't repeat it here."
> FWIW, Gary, your reply to me didn't go to the list, so....
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