How reliable are Chevrolet electric cars
Electric cars in 2022 were less reliable than cars with internal combustion engines.
Despite the fact that recognition and popularity of electric cars all over the world is growing, their reliability leaves much to be desired. This is the conclusion reached by the experts of Consumer Reports, making another rating of reliability of cars in the U.S. market.
The rules are the same: the more reliable the car, the higher its score on a scale from 0 to 100. With electric cars, for instance, this most important parameter was rated at 36 points – only pickup trucks with internal combustion engines, popular among Americans, turned out worse with a score of only 30 points. On average, all the cars were reliable with 41-60 points, depending on the model.
As the study showed, most often the owners of electric cars in the U.S. complain about the problems with traction batteries, charging systems, electric motors and other elements of the power train. At least, that’s what owners of the Chevrolet Bolt, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Kona Electric and Volkswagen ID.4 have been complaining about.
Interestingly, the hybrid cars have fewer problems – the Consumer Reports experts assessed their satisfaction with them at 78 points out of a possible 100. It is possible that this is due to the fact that “hybrids” are produced longer than “electric cars”, and many of their old problems have already been eliminated.
In general, the most reliable and trouble-free cars in the world remain Japanese cars – the first place in the Consumer Reports ranking was taken by Lexus, and the second went to its parent company Toyota.