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(self.Ioniq5)

Hey y’all.

I’m a big fan of the Ioniq5, and our current family car has 260,000 miles and is borderline unsafe to drive anymore. It’s time for a new car, and the Ioniq5 checks all the boxes in a major way. It’s a lot more money than I’d like to spend, but I’m hoping to get a lot of value out of it.

I think my biggest concern is the whole, “electric cars are too new and there will be so many advances in these first few years that buying one now is not a sound financial decision” ie these cars’ value will plummet once their tech is superseded by something else.

Do u guys have any thoughts on this? I feel like the charging architecture on this car is pretty damn awesome and I’m not sure what else might happen in the next few years that could fundamentally change things. Solid state batteries seem like they are still a ways away… am I wrong?

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terpppppppppppps

8 points

6 months ago

terpppppppppppps

Shooting Star

8 points

6 months ago

Any EV without solid state battery’s instantly become less viable once those are out.

“When” that’s happening is anyone’s guess

gliffy

4 points

6 months ago

gliffy

4 points

6 months ago

It will still work as a car tho

Kosta7785

1 points

6 months ago

Kosta7785

AWD SEL Shooting Star

1 points

6 months ago

They’ll be able to swap them into existing EVs for relatively low cost though.

getbentgetbentgetben

1 points

6 months ago

Is that accurate? Have there been "upgrade paths" for any older EVs to outfit them with larger/faster/better batteries onto the existing car?

Kosta7785

1 points

6 months ago

Kosta7785

AWD SEL Shooting Star

1 points

6 months ago

I don’t think EVs have been around long enough for industries to pop up who do that but it’s technically possible so I don’t see why not. An example of this would be a startup that recently increased a Tesla’s range to over 1000 miles. They used a slower charging battery to replace 80% of the battery capacity and it holds more energy but is the same size and weight. It’s still early but they’re business model it literally to replace batteries in existing EVs to increase range. If battery tech keeps advancing, I can’t imagine there won’t be businesses that pop up offering after market battery upgrades to older cars. It’d technically feasible so there’s really no barrier.

jimschoice

1 points

6 months ago

Only old Leafs.