Battery/Longevity

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If Zero are putting a five year warranty on their battery packs, it's quite possible that they believe they will last ten years.

Tesla are saying that their battery packs are good for 15 years apparently.
It seems a lot like buying a normal bike or a car.
Feel confident that it will give you at least five years or 50,000 miles of good service.
If you don't mind buying a five year old vehicle and taking a bit more risk, then you should achieve double.
Time will tell and sellers will be able to quote actual range figures to prospective buyers.
References
Just How Far Can You Push an Electric Car Battery?, part of Jalopnik's Formula-E coverage
What can 6,000 electric vehicles tell us about EV battery health?==References and further reading==