20 May '18, 4pm

Here's What $7,000 Of Damage Looks Like On A Tesla Model 3

Here's What $7,000 Of Damage Looks Like On A Tesla Model 3

I decided to file a claim and asked the body shop folks to coordinate the repair with my insurance company. After a few days without any meaningful updates, I asked my insurance company (Liberty Mutual) what was the hold-up. The claims specialist told me, “Well the shop’s estimate was a bit higher than we expected.” How much higher? “Nearly $7,000, of which $5,000 was labor.” I had heard that the Model S was expensive to fix, mostly due to its all aluminum construction. But the Model 3’s “simple design” and the planned use of steel over aluminum where possible was supposed to make things like this less complicated (and less costly). It turns out that there is still quite a bit of aluminum in the Model 3, as you can read about in articles like

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/20/heres-what-7000-of-d...

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