Although insurance does not cover replacing your Tesla battery, it is possible that your Tesla warranty may cover the replacement.
The standard A Tesla warranty covers production defects in batteries and related hardware up to 8 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.
According to Current Automotive, Teslas Model 3, as well as several other new EVs, offers at least an 8-year warranty, or 100,000 miles on the battery.
If a battery is under the manufacturer's warranty -- which is usually for 8 years and 100,000 miles --
you should be able to have it replaced without any additional costs.
A battery is covered under a replacement guarantee if it has lost more than thirty percent of its original capacity.
If your Tesla is still covered under warranty, your 12-volt battery replacement should be covered.
If your battery capacity drops below 70% within your warranty term, Tesla covers the required repairs.
A Tesla driver would have little trouble replacing their existing batteries.
If you are replacing a Tesla vehicle battery at home, there are a few issues that can arise.
For one, Model 3 batteries are thousands of dollars each to replace.
According to Elon Musk, replacing the battery modules on Tesla costs between $5,000 and $7,000.
Each Tesla model uses four to five battery modules per car, meaning that an outright replacement would set you back $20,000 to $35,000.