And why should motor manufacturers have to adhere to a higher ethical standard than any other business selling rechargeable battery products? I don't recall hearing any laptop or mobile 'phone firm ever warning about degradation in their marketing material.Katmandu wrote: Do you think it reasonable for a motor manufacturer to advertise features of a vehicle, the EV range, without also informing potential buyers that immediately you put the vehicle on the road that range will regularly, incrementally decrease and yes we know the advertised range was under "laboratory" conditions and we would never achieve it. What we would achieve is a range based on our personal situation however high or low and that is being regularly decreased by what you suggest is perfectly reasonable battery degradation.
Sorry but that is essential information when making a buying decision and Mitsubishi should have declared it and should now be admitting it and people who belittle the attempts of those who are trying in their own way to resolve the issue should be supported not denigrated.
My laptop now only has a few minutes life from a fully charged battery but, as I rarely use it "on the go", this is not a real problem - I just leave it plugging in all the time - which is, of course, part of the reason for the decline.