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Battery replacement cost?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by swegman, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. swegman

    swegman Member

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    Yesterday morning there was a thread on a person that drove over a hitch on the roadway and damaged his car, requiring a new battery. He indicated that he wrote to Tesla requesting that one be able to over-ride the automatic low setting of the air suspension. There was also a discussion in the thread that the refurbished battery pack has less energy than his original battery pack.

    I can't find that thread anymore. Has it been deleted? If so, why?
     
  2. Jayb737

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    Its on the Tesla website forum not this one.
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Thanks, Jay. :)
     
  4. swegman

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    Looked there too and can't find it anymore.
     
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    Did not realize I was not logged in. When I logged in the thread showed up.

    According to the thread, a brand new battery pack is $50K. If too many battery packs get damaged by road debris, that will likely jack up insurance rates.
     
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    That's not good news for the car sales or resale. Is this for real? $50,000 battery? Damaged simply by road debris?
     
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    That's the deal. A few independent confirmations from other battery replacements chimed in, all in the same ballpark.
     
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    Mod Note: title updated
     
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    Do they charge different rates for insurance vs out of pocket (I know last time I quoted a body repair on my car, they ask if it's insurance or out of pocket).

    And I assume that includes labor.
     
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    If Model S traction battery costs $50k and lasts 150,000 miles then wear and tear is $0.33/mile on just the battery. Then another $0.03/mile for electricity is trivial. Makes the $0.06/mile cost of gasoline for my Prius the past 60,000 miles look like the bargain it is.
     
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    Too bad that driving a Prius is about as fun as cleaning toilets.
     
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    I've cleaned toilets....and driven a Prius..... Stop disrespecting the toilet. I'd take that any day...
     
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    Handling will clean up as well as most other 3k lb FWD cars w/ better sway bars/sub-frame brace/wheels/tires on a Prius, and for a savvy MS driver, the battery will last twice as long and cost a fifth of that.
     
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    "Aye, and if my grandmother had wheels she'd be a wagon."

    --Montgomery Scott (aka Scotty)
     
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    Per a thread at TM forums, the current replacement cost for the 85 kWh battery is $40k-$50k plus 3-4 hours of labor. This is from someone who needed a battery replacement due to undercarriage damage.
     
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    The worst part is, that's only the beginning. My insurance company, as probably most, would consider this an "at fault" accident, and raise your rates. It's similar to hitting a pothole, and needing a new tire and wheel.

    Michael
     
  19. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    3-4 hours?! Didn't I see a demo of it done in 90 seconds? :)
     
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    $7/second sounds about right
     

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