A new motor and battery is 2300$. Add in 1200 from the scrap it program it only costs about $1000 for a new bike over the major component replacement, sell the old bike for a few dollars. Old hondas go for 2500, drive for five years and get a 1200 credit for a vehicle that won't sell for more than 500. Just as we end use vehicles, someone else can be the end user of the bike. I bike commute year round and reliability becomes an issue.As I got older... the excitement of new is... ehh... Short lived at best.
And though I commend your approach towards the automobile, the culture of constantly buying and replacing doesn't interest me and having the latest of everything I left many years ago. We abuse this planet too much and I've come to appreciate that the best recycling plan is to add lifespan to what you already have.
Not saying that you are doing something wrong... especially as I have done the same. Just where I am now