Battery evolution/obsolescence... AKA will my batteries last for years to come?

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So while I really like the power and many other aspects of the modern L-ion batteries, one thing that has continually ticked me off is the manufacturers constant increasing in size or evolution of their batteries. I experienced this with my entire set of 10 cordless power tools... I cannot get new batteries for them anymore. Takes away that possibility of having tools that last for generations like my grandfathers did. Now, I'm not has upset about them making them better or stronger, bit I am concerned with them no longer making the batteries for my tools, 3-5 years from now. Then I'll have a bunch of yard tools that I can't get batteries for. This is not a problem with gas powered tools. Plus if I have to buy 2-3 new batteries every say 5 years... That's $300-600 every 5 years, depending on which batteries you need. That's way more than it costs me to upkeep my gas mower... Unless you have information otherwise. Bottom line, I WANT to buy these for their inconvenience, but I'm worried about the pains I'll experience down the road with regard to batteries and the fact that this is a brand new company.... I.e. Will this product even be on the market 3-5 years from now... Who knows. I know Black and Decker will be... I know Lowes house brand Kobalt will be... I know Craftsmen will be...
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Justin Retzlaff

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Posted 5 years ago

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Hi Justin, thanks for your inquiry. We can tell you that EGO is the first and only brand to perfect and manufacture a 56 Volt battery platform for Lawn and Garden and we are committed to the 56 Volt platform for the long haul. 

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