Yep I posted another thread and just checked a month ago. $7,670 plus $600 labor = $8,270. My county charges (9.75%) sales tax. it was over $9,000.
I paid $12,000 for my 2015 SV LEAF with 20K miles just shy of 3 years ago. Why would I pay $9K for a battery. Fortuitously I have 11 bars and about +80 mile range on the guess-O-meter. It is fine for local errands and commute. It is a 2nd car so no big deal.
The resale on these are so low (espcially in my Mid-Atlantic zip code. EV driving is not a thing but BIG trucks and SUV's are/ God Bless America.
Anyway, my other car is a 2010 VW TDI (turbo direct injection) Diesel JSW (Jetta Sportwagan) and gets 50 MPG on the highway. Yes I had the Mod done and VW gave me $6000 on top of that plus 4 year 40K mile warranty on engine. I am happy and the VW is a keeper. I had an unexpected trip to Nashville 3 hours away (about 200 miles). I drove out and back same day on one tank with 300 miles to spare on my tank... NO EV HAS 700 MILE RANGE... The VW is not made for short trips... so when it is time to go somewhere, the VW is my ride. Going to the store, to work sometimes (40 mile RT) I'll take the LEAF. However the cost of owning two cars (tabs, insurance) is really not cost effective. Am I saving the planet driving a LEAF? No and no one is. The cost in energy and resources to make it, energy to charge it, and waste of short life span of battery is not a winner. We can only hope for President AOC in 2024 will throw us all into the dark ages as all petroleum is banned. Of course there will be no electricity as renewable energy can't even come close to meeting demand. I can't wait for the all electric airliners.