Submitted by soma on Thu, 2013-07-18 23:15
One of the things mentioned by commenters here is the longevity of the electric motor. I am wondering, if the depreciation rate of ICE vehicles is chiefly based on basically the engine wearing down and racking up problems with hoses, pistons, cylinders, etc. (which scales with mileage) -- does the electric motor now mean that EVs will have a much slower depreciation? Both vs. years and miles?
Particularly if the battery pack is treated as a swappable thing, you basically have a car that doesn't age as much as an ICE.
Do you think that is reasonable?