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Talked to my dealer, and they say the EXPECTED battery is 90% with 10 years of use.

BUT they only warranty the battery within the first 8 years or 160,000 km if it drops below 70% capacity. This was in the owner's manual.
Disappointed. It is exactly the same as Hyundai's Ioniq 5.
Battery Life/warranty was one of the biggest things I chose Solterra/BZ4x over Ioniq.

What are your thoughts?
 

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The battery is no better than other EVs, they decided to "reserve" about 10kw under 0% which makes the Solterra behind competition and I hoped it was to provide the 90% / 10 years warranty but no!! Even with that reserved 10kw they are offering the same MINIMUM warranty than other EVs (USA Federal law requires automakers to ensure EV and hybrid batteries for at least eight years or 100,000 miles. )

Big battery buffer + 70% warranty makes it one of the worst (or the worst) warranty of all EVs.

Seriously, no one should buy this car at that price, it should be 10k lower IMO
 

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The battery is no better than other EVs, they decided to "reserve" about 10kw under 0% which makes the Solterra behind competition
I don't think anyone has tested the Solterra with the CATL battery yet. All the tests I've read have been the bZ4X with the Panasonic/Toyota battery.

I doubt it will change anything. It's faintly possible Subaru software will not do the same as Toyota with the excessive buffer. But I'm not holding my breath.
 

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As I will almost exclusively charge at Level 1, 120v 10a, I expect my battery to last a long time. Its mainly fast and DC charging, that wears out the battery.
 
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