Family Shocked by Ford Focus Electric Battery Replacement Costing More Than the Car

Getting used to hybrid and electric cars hasn’t been easy. The technology is cool, the performance is inspiring, and the emissions benefits are necessary. However, there are still some complications with the practical side of this new technology. Recently, a family in Florida was shocked to learn that the battery in their used 2014 Ford Focus Electric was more expensive to replace than they paid for the car.

The Ford Focus electric | David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images

How much do replacement EV batteries cost?

A lot. According to CarScoops, the Ford Focus Electric cost the family $11,000. The car was going to a very excited 17-year-old Avery Siwinski.

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