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Tesla Battery Replacement Cost (Per Each Model)

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Last Updated on May 30, 2023 by Rose Morah

As you might already be aware, the battery is the primary component of electric vehicles.

It will hence cost you more to replace than most of the other EV parts.

Much like other EVs, Tesla batteries are very expensive to replace. However, Tesla is working to reduce the prices of its batteries in the future. 

At the moment, you can have 99% of the Tesla battery replacement cost covered by either Tesla’s vehicle warranty or car insurance.

– Car insurance will only cover the cost of the battery if it was physically damaged by external factors outlined in their policy.

– Tesla will replace your battery under warranty only if the battery capacity goes below 70%. 


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In this article, we are going to cover the following:

  • What affects the cost of battery replacement
  • Tesla battery replacement cost
  • Tesla Model 3 battery replacement cost
  • Tesla Model Y battery replacement cost
  • Tesla Model X and S battery replacement cost
  • Cheaper alternative to Tesla battery replacement.

What affects the cost of battery replacement

The price of the battery, labor, and miscellaneous parts are the main factors that affect the total costs of replacing an EV battery.

For instance, the labor cost may rise if there are other damages or complications arising when replacing the battery pack. 

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What’s Tesla’s battery replacement cost?

The cost of replacing a Tesla battery averages $137per kWh. There is no exact amount because of other factors contributing to the cost.

Since Tesla does not give a list of battery replacement costs for its models, we gathered feedback from other Tesla owners on how much it cost them to replace the battery.

This includes the labor and material costs.

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Tesla Model S battery replacement cost

According to most Model S owners, a full battery replacement cost them about $15,000 to  $22,000, including labor and additional replacement parts out of warranty.

We also found that the Model S battery (alone) costs between $12,000 – $15,000 and other replacement parts, such as connectors and wiring, $20 – $200.

Most Model S owners reported having been charged about costs $195-$200 per hour for labor costs at the Tesla’s service center. 

Tesla Model 3 battery replacement cost

The cost of the Model 3 battery averages $13,500 while the whole battery pack cost between $20,000 and $23,000.

The cost of labor is around $175 per hour at Tesla’s service center. 

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Tesla Model X and Y battery replacement cost

Unfortunately, there is insufficient information regarding the cost of replacing a Tesla Model Y battery. However, I will be sure to update this in the future.

Cheaper alternative to Tesla battery replacement

A cheaper alternative would be replacing your Tesla battery with a refurbished pack. However, this is not recommended for Models X and S.

But the refurbished battery will work well on Model 3 and Y.


Normally, the EV battery pack does not die all at once to 100% but instead, it slowly degrades through individual cells.

With a refurbished battery, the cells that stopped working in the battery pack are replaced to improve the battery’s capacity.

This means that the refurbished battery will be cheaper than getting a new battery.

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How long does it take to replace a Model S battery?

It takes between 3 to 13 hours. The time it takes will also vary based on the damage that needs to be fixed or any arising complications during the battery replacement.