A common talking point I've seen in favor of electric vehicles is they are inherently more reliable and will have fewer repairs than gasoline-powered cars since they lack many of the parts required in gas-powered cars, such as a traditional transmission, muffler, catalytic converter, etc.
But thus far, True Delta data suggests some electric vehicles are significantly worse in reliability than most gasoline-powered cars, notably the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, and BMW i3. There have also been reports of car insurance companies raising rates on Tesla owners due to unreasonably expensive repairs. Insuring A Tesla Just Got More Expensive – Insider Car News
Meanwhile, the Nissan Leaf has great reliability according to True Delta, but also has a history of rapid battery wear which leaves the car only useful on very short trips.
The Chevy Bolt is not yet on True Delta, so we don't know about...
First off, I hate the term 'Green Cars' because they are actually 'Efficient Cars'. But many traditional car reviewers bought the 'green car is a style' hook-line-and-sinker. Regardless, here is the link:
Source: AD #2134 – New Camry Interior Sizzles, Activist Investors Should Back Off, Green Cars the Fastest Growing Segment – Autoline Daily
GREEN CARS THE FASTEST GROWING SEGMENT
Looks like sales of green cars have hit a tipping point in the U.S. market. For each of the last four years, the green car segment has been shrinking, dropping by a total of 95,000 units. This includes hybrids, plug-ins and electric cars. While sales of EVs and plug-ins were growing strongly, sales of hybrids were falling, which brought the entire segment down. But so far this year the trend is in the other direction. Sales of green cars are up a strong 22%, thanks to growing sales of hybrids, which are up 12% for the...
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