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Once you start making the cells themselves part fo the load-bearing structure, you're making it harder to maintain/replace any individual cells, if one fails. Nissan Leaf Mk1 cell packs can be removed from the EV and repaired/replaced; I rather doubt that would be possible here. They're getting cost & weight reduction by making the cell cases do more work, but at the cost of tighter integration. If this cell pack fails, I suspect it time to replace the entire pack. But maybe mfr quality & reliability are now at the point where this is an ok trade-off. More reason to PCP, not buy, this kind of car.

Can Tesla packs be repaired easily if needed? Do they ever need repair/replacement, or are they now totally reliable?
 

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This article makes me think that cars are becoming the Iphone for years to come.
New models every 6 months and a big push for people to change cars every time a new model will come out.
Nevertheless, an impressive improvement in technology if they can make it work.
 
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