source: Economics Of Owning A Tesla Car (TSLA,TM) I stumbled on this today and wanted to query TMC to see if the 12,000 number is true...it's not sourced in the article. the money shot is below (emphasis mine): Tesla’s Model S 85D has virtually no maintenance because its electric engine has far fewer moving parts than a regular internal combustion engine. The battery is guaranteed for eight years with unlimited miles and, after that, is replaceable for $12,000. The vehicle comes with a limited warranty and $600 yearly inspections are optional. Has anyone seen an actual price from TM? Has anyone ever bough a replacement? I am interested in this because I believe it's a big factor in determining a long term cost/owning strategy.