Renault Fluence Z.E. Finally in U.S.? No, But Its Battery Pack is For Sale Here Via EVTV Motor Werks
In the most recent episode of EVTV, battery packs from bankrupt Better Place are shown to have finally reached Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
72 of them to be accurate and all are for sale immediately.
The packs themselves are probably unsuitable for use in most applications due to their unique shape, but the 48 modules in each pack should be okay (no warranty included and most of these packs have likely sat warehoused for 18 months or so).
The price for this 23.4 kWh pack (according to the website) is $3,600.00, but this low price is time limited to only a few more days.
EVTV’s intention is to sell packs and increase the number of cars converted to electric drive.
If all cells test out okay, then the price per kWh is ~$150/kWh.
The modules are the same as in LEAF, so they could be used as replacements (this is for you Steve Marsh).
EVTV recently acquired drivetrains from CODA, brand new UQM PowerPhase 100 kW drives and earlier Azure Dynamics stuff like inverters, Siemens motors and new Generalized Vehicle Control Unit (GEVCU).
It seems that if someone in the EV industry goes bankrupt, EVTV will be there to…