Ford Mustang Mach-E replacement battery exceeds the cost of the car in Canada

In Canada the Ford Mustang Mach-E has a base MSRP of $51,495. That will get you the Select variant, which comes with a 397km (247 mile) range from the 68kWh battery pack.

If you are unfortunate enough that you have to pay out of pocket for a new battery, be prepared to pay more than the original cost of the car for the replacement.

And that’s before factoring in labour costs.

According to a photo of internal dealer pricing shared on Reddit, a Mach-E battery has a “list” cost of $54,685.80. Unfortunately the price the dealer pays has been removed from the image.

mach-e-battery-cost Credit: u/Terrh /Reddit

Ford does offer a battery pack warranty of 8 years or 160,000 km, so the number of Mach-E owners who will have to pay for a battery replacement should be low, but it won’t be zero.

The likely explanation for the high price is that Ford is attempting to discourage third-parties from purchasing battery packs. The automaker has severely underestimated demand for their EV offerings, delaying new models to increase production of the Mach-E.

Any battery pack sold is one less car they can sell, so they price it at around the same amount as the car to minimize their losses.

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