Prius traction batteries are around $2700 from Toyota; rebuilts around $1700. A 
DIYer can replace bad and borderline cells in the battery for about $45 each.
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OK Don wrote:

> The price of the batteries must have come down, I would have thought the
> battery pack would be over $10,000.
> 
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Donald Snook via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> > My wife's son-in-law works for a dentist down Oklahoma that has more money
> > than sense.  He has done well investing in lots of different businesses.
> > He bought a Chevy Volt for his employees to use as a company car.  One
> > weekend the dentist had to have some work done on his Bentley so he decided
> > to drive the Volt for the weekend.  I am not sure of the details, but he
> > did something to it where it sat all night either running or the lights on
> > and it ended up killing the batteries.  Cost him $3500 to repair.
> >
> > Don Snook
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Max Dillon [mailto:dillonm...@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:47 AM
> > To: Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> > Subject: Re: [MBZ] Germany may outlaw gas/diesel cars
> >
> > You forgot "evacuate from a hurricane, requiring hours and hours creeping
> > along in a traffic jam with AC blasting".  No Tesla would make it. Many
> > cars need refueling during such an event.  The demise of the internal
> > combustion engine has been predicted many times....
> > --
> > Max Dillon
> > Charleston SC
> > '87 300TD
> > '95 E300
> >
> > On October 11, 2016 2:47:52 PM EDT, G Mann via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >Tell you what... try this, now, or in 20 years... come to Arizona and
> > >drive from Flagstaff to Tucson in your electric car, or.... continue on
> > >South to Mexico and tour Mexico with your electric car.
> > >
> > >Take a vacation with your family, full luggage, the dog, and drive from
> > >your Eastern "safe zone" to California, using your electric car.
> > >
> > >This is America, it's big, people drive hundreds of miles per week,
> > >always in a rush. They don't have time or patience to "plug in and
> > >wait" nor do they have a place to do that.
> > >
> > >Utopia and Unicorns... Sorry to rain on your parade. Oil became king
> > >because it was and is easily available. A viable replacement has not
> > >been invented or brought to market now or in the foreseeable future.
> > >It's being thought about, worked on, but it's not here any time soon.
> > >BS legislation won't make it happen any faster.
> > >
> > >I respect that your personal view may be different..
> > >
> > >On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM, archer75--- via Mercedes <
> > >mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> (From a Solar List)
> > >>
> > >> > Germany calling for ban on all gas/diesel cars by 2030:
> > >>
> > >> > http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1106594_german-upper-
> > >> house-asks-eu-to-ban-all-gas-diesel-cars-by-2030
> > >>
> > >> > And if that catches on, it will be an avalanche of abandonment of
> > >gas
> > >> > cars.  Faster than even 2030, because no one will want to buy a
> > >dead end
> > >> > vehicle as the deadline approaches.
> > >> >
> > >> > We are at the precipice of the end of gas cars.  People need to
> > >realize
> > >> > that the EV and Plug-in Hybrid is here to stay.  And they are
> > >better,
> > >> > faster, cleaner, cheaper to buy, cheaper to operate and cheaper to
> > >> maintain
> > >> > than gas cars.  Its just the public is not aware of that yet.
> > >>
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> OK Don
> 
> *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of
> our people need it sorely on these accounts.”* – Mark Twain
> 
> "There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who
> learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence
> for themselves."
> 
> WILL ROGERS, *The Manly Wisdom of Will Rogers*
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