EVs Too Bad To Be Honest But Not Because Of Their Powertrains
EVs Too Bad To Be Honest: In general, electric cars are more reliable than traditional used vehicles as well as hybrids and PHEVs. Simply put, there is little that can go wrong with EVs as they have a few moving parts. However, recent Consumer Reports’ reliability ratings suggest that electric vehicles become more complex and therefore more prone to integrity issues.
Problems appear to range from increased technology to new EVs rather than actual powertrain problems. Analysts have noted luxury EVs that are often extremely unreliable as they have sophisticated infotainment features and standard technology features. Cheap EVs use older, simpler technology like the Nissan Leaf doing much better with each report.
Tesla finished second in the final, ahead of Lincoln only, in terms of product reliability ratings. Consumer Reports said the Model Y is “worse than average” and that the Model 3 also has a lot of problems, although they found that the Chinese-made Teslas was much better than its Fremont counterparts.
All in all the great good is that electric cars prove to be as reliable as ever, technology embedded in high-end modeling problems. It will be very interesting to see how Mercedes’ Hyperscreen will adhere faithfully. Undoubtedly the essence of the “crazy, industry-first technology” Hyperscreen will first appear on the Mercedes EQS and will be available as an option in a small EQE. Interestingly, Mercedes has no plans to offer a 56 ”screen to any of their non-EVs – and confirms Consumer Reports’ analysis that electric vehicles often feature the latest and greatest technologies that can lead to reliability issues.
Lexus, Mazda, and Toyota were the most reliable brands. All three offer many hybrids and are highly resistant to BEVs. And they all wish to keep developing the internal combustion engine for as long as possible. In fact, Toyota and its sub-brand Lexus aim to partner with Mazda and a few other Japanese models in the development of “green fuel options” and hydrogen technology. Consumer Reports has been highly recommended for all three and noted earlier that hybrids and PHEVs are less expensive to operate than petrol cars and (after 100,000 miles) even EVs.