mistercrash wrote:What is the reason for the price of LiFePO4 batteries to go down? It must be something I'm not aware of, can you share your knowledge? I don,t want to buy batteries for $1000 and see them for sale at $600 a couple months later.
I don't think it will happen. Material price is going up. Labour price is going up. Transportation price is going up. NA $$$ are being printed by the trillion. How will batteries go DOWN
Hey sorry, Mrcrash, that was a bit tongue-in-cheek. I have no information on pricing for LiFepo4 or any other battery type for that matter. I’m a bit frustrated when it comes to trying to compare components then adding in shipping and the potential for customs duty charges and brokerage.
I’ve been following prices for completed packs as well as components for about a year only and one thing I have noticed it that here in Toronto the price for bikes selling with Li as an option have dropped quite a bit (Emmo as an example). Other dealers are advertising Li ‘upgrade packs’ for example Motorino, but they haven’t answered questions regarding chemistry, bms and charger availability. Local (re)sellers of complete packs are coming on-line but exact chemistry and cell type are not clear and the same questions are unclear ( I don’t think they have any yet and are just testing market interest).
I agree with Arlo1 in that the reduced prices are on the older types, and I believe and sellers are not quoting specs for them correctly, just letting buyers hope that they are getting the latest and greatest.
Sorry again for the stress,