Replacing The Battery Pack On A Chevy Volt May Cost More Than You Think
As per Repair Pal, replacing the hybrid high voltage battery fitted inside the Chevrolet Volt can cost anywhere between $9,210 and $9,335, before taxes and other fees. According to an analysis by Autoblog, which got in touch with a Keyes Chevrolet outlet in Los Angeles, the average cost of replacing the car’s battery falls somewhere around $18,700. Based on the battery health status (whether it is a new or a repurposed unit), Volt owners can expect to pay anywhere between $3,400 and $34,000. Another key consideration is battery generation (PDF). The Gen 2 Volt battery pack (24 and 32-cell design) offered a useable capacity boost of 25% and a 9% increase in power over the Gen 1 pack (18 and 36-cell design).
However, it is always a good idea to get the battery replaced after every 100,000 miles. Some signs to look for that serve as indicators for an impending replacement are decreased efficiency and degrading charge retention. It is also worth keeping in mind that a dead hybrid battery can also cause other vital functions of the car to give up, possibly requiring the car to be towed to a nearby service center. At the end of the day, it might not be worth paying the full amount of a new battery replacement that touches the $35,000 mark when the same amount can be put toward the cost of another EV such as the Tesla Model 3.
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May 13, 2022 at 11:29AM