Consumer Reports tells that new electric cars are full of problems. Apparently, they betray the conventional wisdom that usually comes with EVs. They contradict the usual facts that EVs have simple enough powertrains that can be figured out easily. Compared to gas-powered cars and diesel-fuel even. Specific examples like the Audi E-Tron, the Kia Niro EV, and even the Tesla Model Y.
As one example the E-Tron comes with “drive-system electrical failures along with other power-equipment issues.” Furthermore, the Niro EV is wrought with bearing failure in its electric-motor. As for Teslas, it suffers from disproportionate body panels and a lacking of quality in paint.
Strangely enough, a survey from CR suggests there would be fewer problems found in older models like the Chevrolet Bolt and the Nissan Leaf.
When it comes to looking into the reliability of new models from certain makes, the effort itself is tough. The exception would be vehicles that have kept up with consistent dependability. Other models in line with that build may enjoy similar success.
Usually the problem with EVs reflects a larger belief about the faults found in the overall trust in the automobile industry. Traditionally, newer models have more issues than older issues. Perhaps that’s indicative of excess in envelope-pushing in how eco-friendly these electric cars are. With more electric cars on the way, who’s to say there won’t be more problems in the future?
Often times there’s the misconception that the luxurious cars with more dashboard technology are more advanced. Yet all the extra features don’t actually do much much more than appear on the vehicle in a pretentious way.
Electric cars are here to stay. But if we can figure out how to fix them in a more effective way, then we could take them more seriously in the future.