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    Default Volt replacement battery for only $2,300

    I was looking through the prices of the various Volt spare parts at the gmpartsonline.net , and notice that the Lithium Ion battery pack is downright cheap at only $2,300 , roughly $150/kwh:

    http://www.gmpartsonline.net/parts/2...Battery%20assy

    I heard numbers like $8K or $10K being mentioned before, but if the $2.3K price is correct, then replacing the battery in 8-10 years is just not a big deal at all...

    I checked a couple other online part dealers, and they all seem to have a similar price.

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    I think that you have to return your worn out/damaged battery to get that price, which isn't a big deal.
    And I think most of us would need to get it installed by the dealer so it would cost $2994, but that is still a great price for another 100,000+ miles of driving a Volt.

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    Did you notice that in the parts diagram that there is no call out for the actual battery cells? Interesting.

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    Thank you for that link because it is a reference to get parts for my 1995 Buick Regal and my 2009 Chevy Equinox.

    I find it humorous that the home page has an announcement to sell fuel injectors for Ford PowerStroke Diesel engines:
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    Quote Originally Posted by doudis2 View Post
    Did you notice that in the parts diagram that there is no call out for the actual battery cells? Interesting.
    Probably because they only have the capability to open up the packs in the factory. They don't want the dealers pulling individual cells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziv View Post
    I think that you have to return your worn out/damaged battery to get that price, which isn't a big deal.
    What's weird is the parts listing shows a core of $0.00. Also, I believe the price a few months ago was $3200 Online, so it looks like the price has come down.
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    When I checked thru a friends Shop about this time last year (to get the "good guy" price), the "complete propulsion battery assembly" for a 2012 (they didn't Have a price for the 2013 yet at that time) was quoted at $1900. And NO exchange or "core" - they did Not want the old one back, apparently.

    So no big deal, either way. The Vortec head GM "base performance H.O." 5.7l crate motor I stuck into the Corvette last summer was $2600. Some of the better GM crate motors get Expensive, for example a COPO LS-327 supercharger 550 Hp. motor, complete with injection and electronics, is listed at $32,795. Ouch. Your basic LS long block begins at about $4000.

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    The replacement battery pack will probably be a lighter, more powerful and less expensive in 8 years time.
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    It is noteworthy that a replacement Malibu v6 is http://www.gmpartsonline.net/parts/i...&siteid=215055 $7100. What is often lost in the battery discussion is that the Volt battery will still be performing at about the time most gas engines will have needed moderate to major engine work.

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    I don't think it's possible that the actual cost to produce the battery pack would be this low. But if that's the replacement price that's great given that the original pack seems like it's going to reach EOL in 12 or 15 years.

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