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Oct. 12, 2021, 9:09 a.m. -  IslandLife

A little off topic but related... this article brought up some questions for me about ebikes and their batteries. What's the current lifespan on an ebike battery pack?  Are they like cellphones and laptops where you've got a pretty finite number of cycles and then they're done within a few years?  How many is it?  Or are they like the better EV's out with there where with large charging and depletement margins, very good thermal management and active software management, degradation is low and packs last a long time? If you ride a couple times a week, what does you battery look like 5 years from now?  And how does that affect re-sale?  Is re-sale just not an option for a second owner or a longtime owner without replacing the battery pack first?  How much are replacement packs?  Do ebikes tell you their current state life?  For instance my iphone tells me that the battery is at 86% of the capacity compared to when it was new (3 years old).

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