One of the best value for money proposals on the current electric vehicle market, the new-generation front-wheel drive Bolt scores very high in the fun driving meter. Like its older brother, the Bolt EUV, the same 65 kWh battery is the only option; however, due to its smaller size, the Bolt reduces the package's range to 417 km and mimics the power output of the EUV. The e-Tron had a fairly high failure rate; 29% of cars had some kind of problem. However, all the work was done under warranty, so no owner was left without money and 75% of the problems were resolved in less than a week.
Electrical problems not related to the engine accounted for 24% of all problems. The current Leaf is not without problems; in fact, 27% of the cars they told us about failed and had problems with the engine, non-motorized electrical systems and the gearbox. However, all the cars were repaired free of charge and nearly three-quarters of them were back on the road in a day or less. While 26% of Model 3 owners reported having had a fault in their car, the most common (10%) were minor body problems, followed by electrical problems with the engine and other electrical systems.
The repair work was quick and efficient; 60% of the cars were repaired in a day or less and all the work was done under warranty. Although 15% of owners of a ZS EV reported breakdowns (in areas such as the 12-volt battery, steering, body and non-motorized electrical systems), four out of five cars could still drive. MG also covered the cost of all repair work, but 60% of the affected cars were in the garage for more than a week. The BMW iX3, Kia EV6 and Porsche Taycan have earned our highest five-star rating, but can you get a good electric car if you don't want to spend a lot of money? According to Volvo CEO Jim Rowan, electric cars will cost about the same as gasoline cars in three years.
HEV: hybrid electric vehicle Hybrid electric vehicles use an electric motor that uses the energy of a battery and an internal combustion engine. PHEVs are charged through an electrical outlet to charge their batteries, allowing the car to drive a set number of miles like an electric car. The original Nissan Leaf is proving to be more reliable than the latest version; the latter is the sixth most reliable electric car with a score of 93.9%. The average reliability score for the electric car category is 7.7, with 2 models with a higher than average reliability score.
While the charging network continues to expand, the range of electric vehicles is still the name of the game for many looking for an electric vehicle. The most commonly cited problems with the Zoe were electrical problems of the body and not related to the engine, since 32% of cars had problems. The Leaf stands out for being one of the world's first mass-market electric vehicles, at least in the 21st century version of the electric vehicle revolution, with more than half a million units sold since its debut a decade ago. All manufacturers are investing heavily in electric cars and many, such as GMC, have announced that, in the next 5 to 15 years, their goal is to sell only electric cars.