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Here are a couple pics from when they replaced my main battery. Surprisingly quick procedure and only takes a couple hours. I was fortunate that they let me go back and take a look under the car to see how it all goes together. Can you believe that battery goes for $60,000? Crazy.
 

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Awesome, thanks for posting that! That's what they should be doing, instead of having the dealer take apart the battery and replacing individual cells.
 

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Actually surprised they are replacing the entire battery pack if it truly costs $60,000 rather than replacing the entire car? Yeah, I know $60,000 is a marked up price, but the whole car is marked up as well.

But I will say that is an impressive looking pack (notice the padlock on what I presume is the cover over the point the battery connects to the wiring in the car, talk about a serious danger if that got shorted with the battery carrying a charge).
 

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One of the big worries that is slowing adoption of EVs is the theoretical cost of a replacement battery out of warranty. If a new one really $60,000? How will that effect resale values? We need some alternatives like refurbished ones, but I imagine that won’t happen for a few years.
 

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One of the big worries that is slowing adoption of EVs is the theoretical cost of a replacement battery out of warranty. If a new one really $60,000? How will that effect resale values? We need some alternatives like refurbished ones, but I imagine that won’t happen for a few years.
This is why hybrid/EV resale values are horrible.
Ive seen low miles HSEs go for under $50k.
I also see these batteries as temporary until solid state becomes a reality
 

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Here are a couple pics from when they replaced my main battery. Surprisingly quick procedure and only takes a couple hours. I was fortunate that they let me go back and take a look under the car to see how it all goes together. Can you believe that battery goes for $60,000? Crazy.
Is that the new or old battery?
 

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The one hanging from the straps is the old battery and the one positioned under the car is the new battery.
 

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The one hanging from the straps is the old battery and the one positioned under the car is the new battery.
If you go to Topix and look at the shop manual, there are instructions for replacing the battery modules, so it isn’t necessary to replace the whole unit. My guess is that JLR is being cautious and wants to have full units to evaluate the failures for product quality and for assembly quality. It’s better to have the full unit for ther first Model year failure analysis.
 
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My Ford Focus Electric's battery was over $20000. It was a 33kw and you also had to pay for Ford to reprogram your car since the stock battery was 23kw.
 

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JDH, the $60,000 was the Canadian price which at the time wasn’t far off the US price after exchange and adding labour etc.

Gorilla, they replaced the battery as it would charge up to 91% then say charging complete. At the time they were not able to replace bad cells so in my case they swapped out the whole thing. I think two sections were bad which would be a lot less significant repair if they did it now as I have heard of many such repairs on the forum.
 

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There is already a number of places that repair cells in battery packs. Most non Teslas are still under warranty, so you only tend to see this being done on Teslas for now. There was a story recently of a guy in Texas(?) buying a Tesla and then having some cells replaced for a reasonable price. he ended up with a car with 100% battery capacity for 25% of the cost... this will happen more and more...
 
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