How much does a battery cost for an electric car?

I jumped on the electric car bandwagon pretty early on, and it looks like I’m finally due for a battery replacement. How much should I expect to pay for an electric car battery replacement?

Samuel Todd · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Depending on the vehicle, a
new battery
costs anywhere from $3,000 to $18,000 on average for an electric car.
Consider the battery replacement costs for some of the most popular electric vehicles (EVs):
  • Tesla Model 3: A Tesla Model 3 battery replacement typically costs between $12,000 and $15,000 depending on your location. (The battery itself usually costs about $13,000.)
  • Nissan Leaf: The original quoted price for a Nissan Leaf battery replacement was around $5,000 with various battery types costing between $3,500 and $9,500. However, dealerships have been known to charge up to $15,000 to switch out the old battery.
  • Chevrolet Volt: The cost to replace a battery in the Chevy Volt is slightly more agreeable, ranging from $3,000 to $9,000.
Keep in mind: Most electric car manufacturers offer an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for electric battery components. Check the details of your electric car’s warranty before paying thousands of dollars out of pocket for a new battery.
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