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I've been watching a lot of EV battery technology videos and articles and have started wondering about what might be in store for our CRV batteries. Honda warranties the batteries for 8 years, but if a newer and better technology, such as solid state batteries becomes widely available, would it be applicable to the CRV Hybrid? For example, if solid state batteries have truly more than 100% the capacity of current liithium batteries, would it make sense to swap out a 5 year old battery? Or could you, given battery management software in the cars?

It makes for an interesting what if to ponder. With some of the other technologies (sulfur anyone?) there may be even more capacity. As the power per KG increases, you might be able to fit a lot more capacity within the size and weight of our current batteries. Could our hybrids become 20-50 mile electric cars instead of 1 mile? Would this increase "gas" mileage as the engine would just charge a lot more?
 

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but if a newer and better technology, such as solid state batteries becomes widely available, would it be applicable to the CRV Hybrid?
For current 5G and 6G models, no.

Beyond that, suspect Honda will integrate whatever the "standard" is for models further out in the pipeline - just as they are doing with Google re their infotainment units....
 
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An analogy might be wanting to update a car with a carburetor to electronic fuel injection. Not going to happen without an unacceptable amount of money and time...if it is even possible with adherence to emission and fuel economy regulations.
 

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Remember that our car is a hybrid. Maybe an EV could do this with some software/firmware updates to a controller. But the ICE integration makes this a nightmare. Besides Honda will want to sell you there newest and latest future car.

Look how most car makers never seem to get around to make available features on the 2023 model available on the 2020. Except those makers that are all in on the EV over the air updates
 
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