An Electric Taxi in SASS Wire Saloon Posted 14 hours ago the big secret is battery life. Everyone thinks because it's Lithium they last forever. They don't. individual cells go bad. I just watched s video where a guys Tesla had a big drop in battery life after charging. Diagnosis said 3 or 4 cells were bad. Tesla won't replace cells you have to replace the entire battery pack. And it only costs $21,000 parts and labor. There are start up companies who are now replacing cells instead of the whole system. But still $$$. And let's not forget 61% of our electrical grid is powered by fossil fuels!. That would be coal, natural gas and petroleum. No more hydro electric and no more nuclear. Just millions of acres of solar panels and bird killing eyesores will solve the problem.