Funny they make such a point of how it is "recharged" by smelting. Ie it's a huge disposable battery that has to be recycled to be reused.
And why would you keep a 220lb battery in your car all the time when you only need it for road trips? When you have to keep topping it up with water? Why not just install it then.
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid "Eeyore" @ 49 mpg
-MaxIMA, OBDIIC&C, IMAC&C, Lower grill block
RIP 2000 Insight, 40k miles @ 69.2 mpg
2000 Insight, AKA "The Basket Case" or "The Go Pod" @185k miles @ 63.5 mpg
-IMAC&C, OBDIIC&C, Scott's aero panel, grid charger, cheapo sound system
Last edited by samwichse; 06-07-2014 at 09:23 AM.