27/06/2010 Ben Jones
Yes, I agree batteries will eventually die. But EV's require little maintence compared to gas or diesel powered cars.
There is only one moving part in an EV, the motor. Which means less wear and tear on your car, which means less money spent in the shop. Not to mention it is an Electric Car (no more paying for gas).
The Rav4 EV's are still doing just fine after 10 years and 100,000+ miles. If people were able to buy new batteries from the oil company, Chevron, that owns the patent for NiMH, the Rav4's would be just as good as new. But that patent will expire somtime before 2017.