Dave Ryman (dave email@example.com) gurgled happily, sounding much
like they were saying :
If only they WERE lead acid batteries...
The chemistry in electric and hybrid car batteries is FAR more
environmentally horrible than that.
(Yes, it's the Wail on Sunday, I know...)
Go to La Rochelle in France, there was a speciall set up there and lots
(comparatively) of PSA electric vehicles were there.
Try a Google search for "electric cars uk" for lots of information on what
is now happening.
By the way, just because Citroen want £15k (allegedly) for a new set of
batteries, doesn't mean that is what one would have to pay. Do you ALWAYS
buy ALL of your consumables from the authorised franchised dealer?
Depends on how Bespoke the batteries are, if PSA used off the shelf
batteries then yes you might well be able to source them elsewhere
but if they were specially made for PSA there might boot be any
option other than to source them from PSA.
Accepted, they will not be that easy to find, but there are now quite a few
traction battery manufacturers out there.
And you can be sure that PSA are making at least 100% mark up on their
price, probably far more if you could check back to the original supplier's
Many of these large companies have a way of selling the part from company to
company within their empire in order to increase the final price, but this
does hide the vast mark up.
Indeed but will they have access to the design that PSA used, again
we are not talking about off the self designs.
Indeed, if you can find the original manufacture then you may well be
able to save money, but that does depend on the willingness of the
company to sell direct or them even being able to - if PSA hold the
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