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Does anybody know if the modules on the Ultium battery are individually replaceable? Because if so, it's a game-changer in the "Battery replacement anxiety" category. A cell went out? No need for a 15K pack, just replace a $1500 module out of the pack. I like to keep my cars for as long as they can last...So that's really important to me...Better for the environment as well.
Yes, that's the whole point of the Ultium modularity design.
 

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This post has the most up to date PDF:


That still doesn't show the data I pointed at. Electric driver seat standard on the 1LT. It also doesn't mention if the 1LT/2LT has an electric liftgate (non-presence based).
 

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This post has the most up to date PDF:

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Yes, that's the whole point of the Ultium modularity design.

That's AWESOME if it's correct. I tried to find this info, and it's nowhere to be found. Do you have a source that states that the modules are individually replaceable? Otherwise, I'll just wait until they call me to the dealer.
 

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I have on order The Fisker Ocean Sport, FWD, LFP batteries, estimated range 250 mile, production starts the 17th, with delivery expected fall ‘23.
Having seen how battery and other issues can affect the EV owner's experience, I'm reluctant to take a gamble on a "newbie". Sure you have Magna International building it (Foxconn later?) but the company is a startup. Who knows what service and support will be like? If you happen to live near one of the few service centers (initially LA and Munich, eventually 50 more split betwwen Europe and US), maybe the experience will be OK.

Does anybody know if the modules on the Ultium battery are individually replaceable? Because if so, it's a game-changer in the "Battery replacement anxiety" category. A cell went out? No need for a 15K pack, just replace a $1500 module out of the pack. I like to keep my cars for as long as they can last...So that's really important to me...Better for the environment as well.
We don't even have pricing on the Buick Equinox EV yet... And it's only going to come up 8 years from now for an out of warranty replacement. So no, no price on a replacement brick 8 years from now using some unknown battery type/chemsitry. :)
 

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Having seen how battery and other issues can affect the EV owner's experience, I'm reluctant to take a gamble on a "newbie". Sure you have Magna International building it (Foxconn later?) but the company is a startup. Who knows what service and support will be like? If you happen to live near one of the few service centers (initially LA and Munich, eventually 50 more split betwwen Europe and US), maybe the experience will be OK.



We don't even have pricing on the Buick Equinox EV yet... And it's only going to come up 8 years from now for an out of warranty replacement. So no, no price on a replacement brick 8 years from now using some unknown battery type/chemsitry. :)
Thanks, but I'm not looking for the price. The Ultium platform is already out there (Hummer EV). I just want to know if the modules that make the pack are individually replaceable.
 

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Thanks, but I'm not looking for the price. The Ultium platform is already out there (Hummer EV). I just want to know if the modules that make the pack are individually replaceable.
Yes. :) That's why I'm looking at Ultium-platform based EV's and not something else. GM is leveraging it's Volt experience and addressing issues the Volt brought to light.
 

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Thanks for the input. I've tried getting any sort of formal confirmation for that online, and couldn't find anything. Do you happen to have a link to a source (Any source, doesn't have to be Chevy official) that confirms that? Logically, I agree there should be no problem, but who knows?
 

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It came off the Canadian site. It is maybe like weather forecasts, where they change all of the time.
Maybe they're punishing the 2LT potential costumers because they reward the 1LT with the heated steering wheel and heated front seats. A way to offset the price for these? Doesn't make much sense though. I'd prefer if they'll just downgrade the 2LT to the smaller rims or something.
 

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I really want the 3LT, but I could see a world where I might consider the 2RS.

That choice would only exist if we had serious concerns that my wife’s vehicle would not last another year without expensive repairs and secondly if I could get the key features I want in a 3LT, at a price not exceeding the cost of a 3LT.

My wife is okay with look of the 2RS, but hopefully her vehicle will last. I type this as we wait for a computer diagnosis on why her airbag icon is on.
 

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Nervous when the EV won't see the day of light until late 2024? Wake me up when the do a test drive in 16 months.
Given the initial Equinox EV orders will start delivering by December, I expect reviewer test drives of the 2RS will be this year. My guess is they will start popping up in about 6 months around June.
 
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