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Old Jun 15th, 2019, 19:15   #1
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I tend to keep my cars for a long time and I was very tempted to go fo a two year old low mileage V60 D5 Hybrid. After a bit of research with my local dealer I was told replacing a hybrid battery would cost over £15000. Wow!! Surely this is wrong. I know that replacing individual cells would be far cheaper, but after 3000+ charge cycles over 10 years I suspect the Li-Ion battery would probably be knackered.
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Old Jun 16th, 2019, 12:48   #2
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I think the decimal point is in the wrong place. Normally between £1-2,000.

https://www.volvocars.com/uk/own/mai...volvo-warranty

https://www.toyota.co.uk/hybrid/hybrid-faq/batteries
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Many cars on the road today will cost 15k to replace the engine with a new one, doesn't seem to stop people buying them tho, also they tend to have a 3 year/ 60k warranty from new
, battery pack with the volvo plug in has 8 year/100,00 mile warranty!
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That seems more likely. I'll contact them again tomorrow morning. He definitely said £15000, but you probably spotted his error.
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Some hybrid batteries are £20,000+
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Do not be surprised at 15,000 GBP.
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I tend to keep my cars for a long time and I was very tempted to go fo a two year old low mileage V60 D5 Hybrid. After a bit of research with my local dealer I was told replacing a hybrid battery would cost over £15000. Wow!! Surely this is wrong. I know that replacing individual cells would be far cheaper, but after 3000+ charge cycles over 10 years I suspect the Li-Ion battery would probably be knackered.
That is for buying a new battery pack TODAY , there is an 8 year warranty on the battery . Volvo have been planning a reconditioning service for the last 5 years , they already have a few people qualified to rebuild the battery packs , and as time goes on better cheaper cells are coming on line . I daresay there are independent companies doing the same , what happens to all the old toyota prius cars ? A new battery for a T8 is £20,000 + It stops people buying them up for their own project cars of course .
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If it really is about £15000 that means the hybrid would only be worth scrap value once the hybrid battery had reached end of life. Therefore, not really a car for someone who intends to keep it over 10 years.
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If it really is about £15000 that means the hybrid would only be worth scrap value once the hybrid battery had reached end of life. Therefore, not really a car for someone who intends to keep it over 10 years.
But nobody is going to buy a new battery , they will be getting it reconditioned when the time comes which is not in the near future .
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Many cars on the road today will cost 15k to replace the engine with a new one, doesn't seem to stop people buying them tho, also they tend to have a 3 year/ 60k warranty from new
, battery pack with the volvo plug in has 8 year/100,00 mile warranty!
I think the issue is that most engines never really ‘fail’ as such, I for example have been driving high mileages at upto 150,000 and have never had an engine fail.

Also I don’t believe any engine costs anywhere near 15k unless a warranty job through a dealership. A friend has had an 18month old M140i engine replaced with a salvage version for 7k all in, most normal replacements are 2 to 4k.

The issue at the moment is that Battery hybrid packs are still niche and if the dealer says 15k you don’t really have a great deal of choice. As Clan says, give it 10 years and perhaps it will be different.
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