In an electric car, a high-voltage battery is special the most expensive part that you better not destroy it. This is again evident from the following remarkable story from China. The owner of a sorry 2 starsA certain Mr. Huan, after an accident there got a quotation of 540,000 yuan or 78,000 euros we are tired, if we Jimian news trusted, a well-known Chinese business news site.
It’s not just the battery
This huge amount raises many questions. It’s not just about changing the battery itself. Also other places (chassis, headlights…) were damaged when the driver had an accident. Inside of sorry 2 stars the battery is in a battery housing with a aluminum base. Apparently it was hit and smashed, as was the battery itself. .
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According to Jiemian News, only the replacement of the battery pack can be only 400,000 yuan or complete. 58,000 euros cost. A lot remains unexplained. In contrast: to a The new Polestar 2 (version of two cars, with a four-wheel drive, a large driving range and two electric motors) you pay 57,500 euros in our country today. So the repair will be more expensive than the new one…
We also wonder if it was not possible instead of battery cells, instead of the whole package at once. That is possible with sorry 2 stars and of course cheaper. polestar offers by the way eight years or 160,000 kilometers Guarantee for problems with the battery, but of course this does not apply if you cause an accident.
Also other brands
Since not all the technical details of this claim are known, the accuracy of the figures is difficult to verify. But certainly not the first message about high repair costs for electric vehicles. The producers are very secretive about this.
German car magazine review AutoBild (which Polestar missed) provided some interesting insights earlier this year. For Model Tesla S battery change would cost about 20,000 euros, and Hyundai Kona Electric (64 kWh) 33,771 euros and Volvo XC40 Recharge (with the same technology as Polestar 2) 37,854 euros. High volume of air, but much lower than Chinese sorry 2 stars in this surprising case.