How much does it cost to replace a battery in a Tesla?

I need to replace the battery in my Tesla Model S. How much will this cost me?

Answer
The price will depend on the labor and parts required, but the most basic Tesla battery replacement usually costs between $13,000 and $14,000. Before paying for the repairs out of pocket, it’s worth checking to see if you have a warranty or insurance coverage to help with the cost.
Battery replacement can cost up to $20,000 for the Model S, though it’s unlikely that you’ll need to pay that much. Here’s a breakdown of the costs for a typical battery replacement:
  • $12,000 to $15,000 for the battery itself
  • $20 to $200 for other replacement parts, like connectors and wiring
  • $175 per hour for labor—battery replacement can take anywhere from three to 13 hours
  • Potential additional labor costs if the repairs are complicated or there are any issues with the replacement
Some insurance companies will offer a mechanical breakdown add-on. This kind of insurance can be really helpful if you’re worried about the possibility of more expensive repairs. If you’re interested in changing your current policy or switching to a new one, the Jerry app will help you compare coverages and prices for free.
Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 11, 2021
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