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To: SmokingJoe

How long will the batteries last, and how much will it cost to dispose of the old ones?


6 posted on 10/19/2010 7:19:49 AM PDT by csmusaret (If the Bush recession ended in June 2009, did the Obama economy begin in July 2009?)
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To: csmusaret
Here in our hot low desert climate, battery life is considerably shortened. A "Five year" or "Seven year" car battery generally craps out between 2 and 3 years.

Every spring, I stop leaving any battery tools or phones in the garage....they take up indoor living until fall, being as that area never gets below 100 degrees.

8 posted on 10/19/2010 7:24:35 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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An automobile is a major capital outlay for most families. Why would broader market participants pay more (even with ‘subsidies’) for radical technology, unproven over time, that may well render an already diminishing asset worthless well before the anticipated replacement time. Unless authoritarian state power is used (such as banning or taxing internal combustion engines) it is unlikely that mass demand will supply any price moderating economies of scale. Given the cost factor and the unknown reliability factor, with the associated ‘side of the road’costs, most consumers will wisely let the ‘Greenies’ take the arrows on this technology.


17 posted on 10/19/2010 7:41:36 AM PDT by dogcaller
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I imagine the old batteries will be recycled. My question is what will it cost to recycle them. Will the cost be prohibitive as opposed to manufacturing new ones? I don’t know.


19 posted on 10/19/2010 7:43:26 AM PDT by BBell
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