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The old I'm currently riding a V10, my first EUC which I acquired in August last year. Learning to ride was though, especially starting/mounting took me 2 weeks in order to be comfortable in traffic. Fast forward 15 months and 4000km later : apart from some minor quirks, I really really love riding my V10 : the big pedals are a treat, and the V10 rides like a limo. However, its range of 25-32km got more and more on my nerves, and especially in summer required multiple charges per day. I decide to upgrade to a long distance wheel. The new Looking around for a new wheel was easy and yet very difficult. I wanted a recent 1500+Wh model, so that limited the choice between the KS16X and the Nikola. It took me months to decide between both. Both are very fine wheels, but the reports about the water- and dust inlet of the KS16X let me skip this wheel (someone remembers the waterproofing issues of the V10 some months after launch ? I really needed a wheel which I can occasionally drive through some rain without fear of having a brick few days later). Shame, I really really like the looks of the KS16X, definitively the better looking wheel of those 2, it reminds me of the Z10 with those fantastic LEDs. I initially was looking at the Nikola+ 2100Wh, but put it down as I feared for the sheer weight (my daily commute has a fairly amount of steps). As the 100V 21700 model came it out with its double battery pack, it meant better stability and lesser weight, so I was sold. I acquired the wheel via erides.co.uk, it took about 3 weeks to get it delivered (was out of stock, was sent directly from Gotway to my address).
Very interesting & simple explanation on how Tesla is reducing their battery costs. Upon watching this, then gauging the current status on the consumer lithium battery market via imrbatteries, it seems the market has gotten slightly cheaper now (with certain cells), and new & promising cells have entered the market, in particular the Samsung 21700 5Ah 9.8A 50E's, which seems to hit the sweet spot on weight per capacity and cost per capacity, even when compared to the tried-and-true 18650 old faithfuls. Interestingly, the top performance e-board makers like Kaly.NYC and LaCroix are now utilizing some of these bigger cells (20700B's) in their latest models. Seems EUC won't be too far behind as the costs go down.