Thanks Walsh & Evoforce; that's about what i figured.
Well...no problem really, since I'm retired & don't have to commute to work. So, I plan to drive this car until I get down to around 30 miles average range here in SAN, with 100% charge. Depreciation is irrelevant in my case..
Hey...what's not to like? over 90% of our driving is to church, to the golf course, to the grocery store, playing taxi for our grand daughter, etc. Maybe 3 0r 4 yrs from now I'll be able to get a new battery for around $3G or so. I'm still on the original 12V battery and the Ecopia tires---haven't spent a nickel on "maintenance". My dealer still keeps sending me coupons for "specials" on oil & filter changes.