Definetly sounds like the same system as the Insight, which is probably a good safe idea. At least its proven. Hopefully with a better battery that will last longer though - technology advancement should provide for it by the time the CRZ is out.
As the only person in that business (at least for Honda hybrids) I can tell you that the demand isn't there yet.From the sounds of it, the battery rebuild business could be the next big thing if we see the continual increased sale of hybrids. Hopefully it will ultimately drive down the costs to rebuild the batteries as well.
Not when they have an 8 year warranty.Good to hear that they last 7 years!.....bad news for you though if you're in the repair business
CARB states are the 13 stats that follow CA's EPA lead. If you state requires PZEV vehicles then you live in a carb state. Basically the west coast and northeast.Battery Limited Warranty=8 years/100,000 miles (ULEV rating) (non-CARB states)
In the uk the battery and related electronics are 8 years warranty according to my dealerIn the uk we only get 5 years on the CR-Z battery , 2 years less than the 2010 insight!
I've fired off another email to Honda UK support about this. If my dealer has given me wrong info again I will go ballistic.5 on the battery, 8 on the elec motor as far as my dealer told me