AgentiMi wrote: ↑Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:53 pm (This is a repost from the i3 Reddit page.)
I work for a stationary energy storage company and I need an excuse to develop i3 batteries.
I wanna know just how many of you would actually buy an upgraded battery.... they are pricy... almost as much as 2 used i3s.
Here's what you will get IF we make this product:
-10-year capacity warranty.
-Increased power output of the pack for modified applications.
-Faster DC charging, from 40kW to 250kW peak.
-Battery condition on climatize.
-We'll offer installation and financing.
The modules are already developed for our large stationary storage systems (300kWh+) an example application is DCFC stations. We are playing with the idea to put these packs in classic cars and it hit me. Why not the i3? or any EV.
I've made a list of possible configurations below, please vote if you would actually buy one if it was offered.
Side note. You will also need different springs and dampers in some applications, good luck.
Cost values are for the battery pack only.
Range values are estimates in COMFORT mode driving.
kWh values indicate total usable energy and do NOT include battery buffer.
We are not asking for money. This is just to show you how much a battery pack will cost.
**** may require a different battery tray, adding to the cost.
Here are the possible configurations listed below.
~80 miles (129km) 19kWh $6K (50kW DCFC)
~120 miles (193km) 30kWh $9.8K (70kW DCFC)
~160 miles (257km) 40kWh $13K (100kW DCFC)
~260 miles (257km) 69kWh $21.3K (150kW DCFC)
****~320 miles (515km) 90kWh $24.5K (250kW DCFC)
I'm happy to answer questions!
We're also hiring for more engineering positions soon. Maryland and remote. I'll post about it.
Will we be able to sell our current battery pack for recycling (or home use), or and then get the new ones for the difference in price. If not can we get the battery packs (old) back so we can use them for home use.