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https://www.telegram.com/news/20181201/car-talk-electric-cars-good-lower-maintenance-option
Car Talk: Electric cars a good, lower-maintenance option
20181201  Ray Magliozzi

DEAR CAR TALK: Electric motors have been around a long time. They are simple
devices with few moving parts. I am an old man, tired of car maintenance and
in need of a low-maintenance, reliable vehicle. It would seem that an
all-electric car is the solution to my problem. Are there excessive
maintenance issues with e-cars? Serious reliability problems? Am I missing
anything that I need to know? -- John


RAY: I don’t think you’re missing anything, John. You’re right. Electric
motors are simple. While we’re still in the relatively early stages of the
electric-car revolution, hybrid electric cars have been around for decades
now. And the electric motors in hybrid cars have been pretty trouble-free.

The bigger issue is battery failure. But most electric cars come with eight-
or 10-year warranties on the battery. So even that’s not a big deal. And
presumably, eight to 10 years from now, replacement batteries will be even
cheaper.

There are still things that can go wrong with electric cars, though. They
have electronic components, like computers, screens, safety systems and
sensors that can fail. They also have mechanical parts that will wear out,
like tires, shocks and wiper blades.

But you’ll never have to replace a hose, weld an exhaust system or fix an
oil leak. And your brake pads will last much longer, because regenerative
braking (which uses the moving wheels as a generator when you slow down)
cuts down on your use of your brake pads. So if you’re looking for a
lower-maintenance car, and you can make do with a couple of hundred miles of
range before recharging, an EV is for you.


For good, basic transportation, we like the Chevy Bolt [EV], the Nissan Leaf
[EV], the Hyundai Kona [EV] and the Kia Niro [EV]. All four should get you
more than 200 miles on a charge. As an added benefit, you’ll be able to
“refuel” your car in your own driveway. So you’ll never have to visit a gas
station again ... unless you have a sudden urge to buy a pack of gum or use
a filthy restroom.

Got a question about cars? Write to Ray in care of King Features, 628
Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, or email by visiting the Car Talk website
at www.cartalk.com .
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Car Talk: Electric cars are a good, lower-maintenance option
November 30, 2018  
I am an old man, tired of car maintenance and in need of a low-maintenance,
reliable vehicle. It would seem that an all-electric car is the solution to
my problem ...
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Our EV area has heaps of useful info if you're thinking of buying one-- or
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Nice to see Ray of Car Talk giving a neutral, if not positive, spin for
EVs.
Peri

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From: "brucedp5 via EV" <[hidden email]>
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Cc: "brucedp5" <[hidden email]>
Sent: 01-Dec-18 10:26:11 PM
Subject: [EVDL] Car Talk sez EV's big issue is battery failure

>
>
>https://www.telegram.com/news/20181201/car-talk-electric-cars-good-lower-maintenance-option
>Car Talk: Electric cars a good, lower-maintenance option
>20181201  Ray Magliozzi
>
>DEAR CAR TALK: Electric motors have been around a long time. They are
>simple
>devices with few moving parts. I am an old man, tired of car
>maintenance and
>in need of a low-maintenance, reliable vehicle. It would seem that an
>all-electric car is the solution to my problem. Are there excessive
>maintenance issues with e-cars? Serious reliability problems? Am I
>missing
>anything that I need to know? -- John
>
>
>RAY: I don’t think you’re missing anything, John. You’re right.
>Electric
>motors are simple. While we’re still in the relatively early stages of
>the
>electric-car revolution, hybrid electric cars have been around for
>decades
>now. And the electric motors in hybrid cars have been pretty
>trouble-free.
>
>The bigger issue is battery failure. But most electric cars come with
>eight-
>or 10-year warranties on the battery. So even that’s not a big deal.
>And
>presumably, eight to 10 years from now, replacement batteries will be
>even
>cheaper.
>
>There are still things that can go wrong with electric cars, though.
>They
>have electronic components, like computers, screens, safety systems and
>sensors that can fail. They also have mechanical parts that will wear
>out,
>like tires, shocks and wiper blades.
>
>But you’ll never have to replace a hose, weld an exhaust system or fix
>an
>oil leak. And your brake pads will last much longer, because
>regenerative
>braking (which uses the moving wheels as a generator when you slow
>down)
>cuts down on your use of your brake pads. So if you’re looking for a
>lower-maintenance car, and you can make do with a couple of hundred
>miles of
>range before recharging, an EV is for you.
>
>
>For good, basic transportation, we like the Chevy Bolt [EV], the Nissan
>Leaf
>[EV], the Hyundai Kona [EV] and the Kia Niro [EV]. All four should get
>you
>more than 200 miles on a charge. As an added benefit, you’ll be able to
>“refuel” your car in your own driveway. So you’ll never have to visit a
>gas
>station again ... unless you have a sudden urge to buy a pack of gum or
>use
>a filthy restroom.
>
>Got a question about cars? Write to Ray in care of King Features, 628
>Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, or email by visiting the Car Talk
>website
>at www.cartalk.com .
>[© telegram.com]
>...
>https://www.cartalk.com/contact-us
>
>
>https://www.limaohio.com/news/330641/car-talk-electric-cars-are-a-good-lower-maintenance-option
>Car Talk: Electric cars are a good, lower-maintenance option
>November 30, 2018
>I am an old man, tired of car maintenance and in need of a
>low-maintenance,
>reliable vehicle. It would seem that an all-electric car is the
>solution to
>my problem ...
>https://d31029zd06w0t6.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/11/web1_RAY-MAGLIOZZI-4.jpg
>
>
>https://www.google.com/search?q=Car+Talk%3A+Electric+cars
>
>All About Electric Vehicles | Car Talk
>https://www.cartalk.com/content/all-about-electric-vehicles
>Electric vehicle buying guide, explainers, FAQs, pros and cons, and
>more.
>Our EV area has heaps of useful info if you're thinking of buying one--
>or
>were just ...
>
>Blog Post | Electric Cars on the Move: The View From Europe | Car Talk
>https://www.cartalk.com/content/electric-cars-move-view-europe
>Renault (and fellow French carmaker Peugeot) stopped selling cars in
>the
>U.S. decades ago, which is why we don't get the electric ZOE Z.E. in
>the
>American ...
>
>
>
>
>For EVLN EV-newswire posts use:
>http://evdl.org/archive/
>
>
>{brucedp.neocities.org}
>
>--
>Sent from:
>http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/
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