I am 64 years old, and bought my first car 48 years ago. It was 1967 Ford Mustang. To keep it running, I did all of the tire rotations, oil changes, grease jobs, and maintenance myself. I owned a timing light, dwell meter, and all of the tools needed to rebuild a carburetor, repair the brakes, and replace shock absorbers. Back then, people like me were called Saturday mechanics or shade tree mechanics, because we worked on our cars outside on Saturdays when we were not at work. As time went on, ICE cars became too complicated to simply replace spark plugs. Four years ago I spent $800 to have the spark plugs changed on my F150 truck. That is half of what I paid for my first Mustang.
The single feature of my I-Miev that I love most, is the I-Miev’s simplicity. When friends talk about car repairs such as a fuel pump, transmission, muffler….. I say my car doesn’t have one of those.
Now to the point of this background. I was delighted to watch this video and see a car owner replace a single failing cell in a battery pack. This takes the fear out of a battery replacement for me, and I hope many others. Should my battery fail after warranty, I will try to fix it myself. Maybe EV’s will bring back the Saturday mechanic.
Thanks for sharing your video.
2012 Black I-Miev
2022 Black Prius
Trek T80 Electric bike