Repair claims from electric vehicle owners skyrocket 370% in the last three years
Repair claims by electric vehicle owners have skyrocketed by 370 percent in the last three years, according to figures from warranty company MotorEasy.
It said: “The growth, while partly explained by an increase in the number of electric vehicles MotorEasy now has under warranty, also reflects an aging electric vehicle fleet, with issues now beginning to emerge.”
In 2021, it said the average claim across MG’s electric range was £430 (MG4 EV). This figure has quintupled to £2,200.
Increase: In 2021, MotorEasy said the average claim across MG’s electric range was £430 (MG4 EV, pictured)
“A similar trend can also be seen at Tesla, where the cost of claims has increased by 231 percent since 2021,” he noted.
Duncan McClure Fisher, CEO of MotorEasy’s parent company Intelligent Motoring, said: “While there is still a perception that electric vehicles have fewer moving parts and fewer things that can break them, in reality we are seeing an equivalent mix of failures. in gasoline and diesel vehicles. .’
Toyota’s 3,000 electric cars for the Games
Toyota will provide nearly 3,000 cars for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, all “electrified.”
They include: 500 Mirai zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, pictured; 1,000 battery electric cars, such as the strangely named bZ4X and Lexus RZ; 845 self-charging gasoline-electric hybrids and 176 plug-in hybrids like the RAV4; as well as 150 fully electric wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Toyota will provide nearly 3,000 cars for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, all “electrified”
The fleet also includes the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports, Yaris Cross and Highlander, all with hybrid electric technology.
Toyota says it aims to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles at the 2024 Games by 50 percent compared to previous Olympics, adding: “About 60 percent of the fleet will have zero tailpipe emissions.” .
After the games, all Mirai vehicles will join the French capital’s hydrogen taxi fleet, increasing its fuel cell electric models to 1,500.