That’s about $49,000 in Jacindaland dollars now!

This bill from a Florida Chevrolet dealer is real, but it was high because a battery for a 2012 Chevrolet Volt was no longer under warranty and had to be purchased from a third-party supplier because General Motors discontinued the Volt in 2018 and no longer makes that battery. Newer batteries for electric vehicles vary, but generally cost much less, the dealership told USA Today.

Nevertheless, that sort of cost for a 10 year old car is another reason for wariness over EVs and a further demonstration of why they are not the panacea that Greenies claim they are.