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Old 03-06-2019, 06:36 PM   #966 (permalink)
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I didn't say EVs would not fail, I said they are unlikely to fail.

Comparing the reliability of modern passenger EVs to an ATV is a mistake.

It's too soon to say how reliable they will be since the oldest ones are only 8 years old, but so far they have shown to be very dependable. Batteries tend to degrade over time rather than catastrophically die. It's almost unheard of with other components failing. I've heard of a handful of motors getting replaced by Tesla.

Seems to be a difference in my outlook on life compared to many others. I generally plan for success, not for failure. I'm willing to risk more to gain more. What I mean is, I'd rather bank on the reliability of EVs at the risk of having to get one towed 100 miles if there were problems than to own a vehicle I know will need much work but only need a 15 mile tow.

... and at some point I expect 3rd party EV repair shops to pop up. They'll never be as prevalent as regular auto shops because we're near peak automobile, and EVs will have much fewer problems requiring much less work to resolve.
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