Mr. Huang, an owner of Polestar 2, was charged far more than the price of the entire electric vehicle at 540,000 yuan ($79,200) for the repair of his car, specifically a battery replacement, according to InsideEVs. In comparison, the China-built Polestar 2 only costs 298,350 yuan (just over $43,000).
It is worth noting that the charged price for the repair and battery pack replacement is one and a half times what Mr. Huang spent for his Polestar 2.
Local Chinese sources cited by CN EV Post assert that they contacted Polestar to inquire about the usual fee for a Polestar 2 battery replacement. They received an official response stating that the actual cost was 400,000 yuan ($57,900), indicating that Mr. Huang might have been charged for further auto repairs that were required.
According to Jieman News, Xpeng’s price of a replacement 80 kWh battery pack for the P7 sedan was just over 110,000 yuan ($14,500), while the smaller packs in the P5 and G3 cost 90,000 yuan ($13,000) and 85,000 yuan ($12,300), respectively. Meanwhile, Li Auto’s price is about 70,000 yuan ($10,100) for a 37.2 kWh battery pack replacement.
Additionally, a Tesla Model 3 battery pack replacement in the US may cost around $20,000, while a brand-new Model S battery pack could cost more than $30,000.
If Polestar’s battery replacement price is really 540,000 yuan ($79,200), then it would be absurd as many EV consumers may just consider buying a brand-new car instead of paying that much for a battery replacement.