Submitted by vcoleiro1 on March 13, 2013
For the 85kWh battery Model S version I was wondering what the cost of a replacement battery would be, if in the unlikely event I killed the battery in a way which also voided getting a replacement under warranty.
I know the site says the replacement will be $12,000 now for a replacement after 8 years - (which at 5% interest works out to be $19,500 in 10 years ie 2023) . I gather this is what Tesla believe it will cost them to provide a battery in 2023. What about what it will cost me today for an immediate swap over?