Enginerd
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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:47 am

It's 2021 and my i-Miev had a "critical recall notice" from Mitsubishi headquarters regarding a brake servo issue so I just booked it in at the local Mitsubishi main dealer and told them to slap an MOT on it too.

Then, once I had a captive audience so to speak, I got them to quote me for a replacement battery pack for my £4,000 worth of car and here's what they said.

"Hello
The cost breakdown is as follows:
Parts £12,433.19
Labour £554.40

Total £12,987.59"

:o Well... at least I got a reply this time. If that isn't a "we don't really want that job" quote I don't know what is.

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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:57 pm

Enginerd, thank you for this. At today's rate of 1.38USD = 1GBP, that means £12,987.59 = US$17,922.87. :o :cry: :evil: :twisted:

If I'm ever close to a Mitsu dealership I might just stop in and ask the same question. Contrasting the head-start that Mitsubishi had over every other manufacturer in entering the BEV market and producing our little workhorse, I'm disappointed how they have dropped the ball in both supporting existing owners as well as not having follow-on products - the Outlander (five years too late entering the US market) is nice but it's a PHEV which doesn't count any more in my book.
EVs: Two '12 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 TeslaMS85, three 156v CorbinSparrowsLi(NMC), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
Mothballed ICE: Orig.Owner '67 Saab96V4, '88 IsuzuTrooper; '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

Enginerd
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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:10 am

Final Update:

The i-MiEV is now sold. Circumstances have obdurately worked against me and my ideas of building a replacement battery pack from scratch for the car.

The considerable pile of unused equipment I had bought to do the job is also going to be sold. I can't see me being in a position to do any major projects of any kind for many years to come.

Shame... but priorities.

I wish anyone else who takes up the challenge the very best of luck.

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