DaveinOlyWA wrote:SageBrush wrote:EVDRIVER wrote: Unlike stockpiling parts packs don't have a shelf life. Should be interesting to see how they handle that.
This is actually why I am skeptical of the entire idea of buying a replacement pack aside from cost.
@DaveInOly likes to say that packs are a JIT production item but is that really true, and even if true in the past, will it be true here on out ?
Only the new owners of the battery plant know for sure.
Made no such claim. Cells are produced in batches that takes SEVERAL weeks to complete before the assembly process can begin. This is the likely reason for the "4-8 week" delivery window for pack replacements where we see anywhere from a few days to 2 months. It all depends on where the next batch is in the process.
Cells will be using the most recent chemistry but are still different in build, layering, etc. than current cells by default.
+/- a couple of weeks is JIT so far as I am concerned.
So, same question: how do you know the cells are only (up to) a few weeks old ?