Electric car owner shocked by $21,000 auto shop bill

Written by Jakob A. Overgaard

Jan.03 - 2024 2:19 PM CET

What a bill! Photo: Reddit
What a bill! Photo: Reddit

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In an unexpected turn of events, a Polestar owner's encounter with a deer led to a jaw-dropping repair bill, highlighting the potential costs of electric vehicle maintenance. The incident, which seemed minor, resulted in a lengthy and costly stay at the repair shop.

The collision with the deer, a common yet unpredictable road hazard, turned out to be anything but a minor inconvenience for both the animal and the vehicle owner.

The Polestar, an electric vehicle, suffered damages that were not immediately apparent but proved to be significant.

As reported by Boosted Magazine, the vehicle remained in the shop for a total of 90.2 hours. The labor costs alone amounted to a staggering $8,241. However, the expenses didn't end there.

Adding to the labor costs were the parts needed for the repair.

Despite the damage appearing relatively minor, parts worth $10,775 were required. Furthermore, a fresh coat of paint, costing an additional $1,800, was necessary to complete the repair.

This incident not only sheds light on the potentially high costs of repairing electric vehicles but also raises questions about insurance premiums for such cars.