One of the reasons I did a CYC Photon, it will run until I decide it is not worth maintaining. I can then put on whatever makes sense at the time..
The DIY community has an advantage: they convert their analog bikes into e-bikes. The battery is mounted outside the frame. If the motor or battery fails, they find parts and repair their motors as needed and the battery is much more easily replaced. Many of these motors, like the Bafang BBSHD or the CYC X1 Pro, can be connected to any battery as long as the watts/volts/amps specifications are compatible.
Well... yes. 3 of them. Nissian Leaf, 2012, and GMC terrain 2012, and BMW 2013 700GSDo you drive a 10 year old car?
I have no intention of keeping my ebike that long. Which, of course, creates another problem - ewaste.
Technology will continue to improve, prices will continue to drop, and, of course, marketing will insist we replace old with new.
At some point, I'm sure I will.
Which taught you what to look for in your next EV, SUV and sports car (and garage), should you get one.Well... yes. 3 of them. Nissian Leaf, 2012, and GMC terrain 2012, and BMW 2013 700GS
Plus the 75 CB550 and a 77 Vespa P200.
I got 1 new car... 2022 I bought used.
True. However, "10 years" as in the original post is not set in stone. It means having to throw the ebike away before its natural end of life, because after a few years you won't be able to find spare parts.Actually, the car I currently drive is 11 years old and still going strong. I think you are underestimating how many people hold onto expensive items for as long as possible.