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When EV batteries get damaged, they are sometimes replaced at huge cost. Why?

No one wants to be liable for giving the all clear to a battery pack that may have been compromised. Auto shops, insurers can err on the side of caution.

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Attaching an LG battery to a 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV.


EV batteries have got bad press recently.聽There鈥檚 been a lot of talk about the exorbitant cost of electric-vehicle battery replacements. The story of B.C.鈥檚 Kyle Hsu just adds fuel to the fire.

Hsu brought his 2022 Ioniq 5 to the dealer because he felt it wasn鈥檛 working properly. Noting, during their diagnosis, that some seemingly minor damage to the protective cover on the underside of the battery pack concealed evidence of an impact to it聽and its cooling system, the dealer鈥檚 technicians determined Hsu had run over something. Consequently, the battery鈥檚 warranty did not apply and was voided.

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