Electric cars are LESS reliable than petrol and diesel engines, drivers say
According to motorists, ELECTRIC CARS are less reliable than petrol and diesel engines.
And a vehicle’s previous poor reliability has reportedly discouraged nearly a third of buyers in the market from buying from the same brand again Which car?
They researched 1022 market buyers’ perceptions of vehicle reliability and past experiences with cars they have owned.
Of all buyers surveyed, 30.3% said the poor reliability of a car they previously owned has put them off buying from the same brand again.
The study also analyzed whether buyers generally found electric vehicles to be more reliable than petrol or diesel models.
Although electric vehicles typically have fewer moving parts, only 12.8% of the 1022 respondents thought they were more reliable, while 42.1% said petrol and diesel cars had a better reliability record
And the remaining 45.1% were undecided between the two.
A closer look at the numbers shows that of the 137 buyers in the market who want to buy an electric vehicle (EV) as their next car, 50.4% believe EVs are more reliable than petrol and diesel models, while 40.2% are unsure.
Of the 510 buyers who chose to buy a petrol or diesel car, 60.2% believe ICE vehicles are more reliable than EVs, while 34.3% are unsure.
Steve Huntinford, Editor, What Car? said: “This data shows once again how important a reputation for reliability is to manufacturers – and why our annual reliability survey is so important in keeping UK car buyers informed of the latest issues facing automakers.
“It also shows that the advantages of EVs are that they have far fewer moving parts and therefore fewer things can potentially go wrong, which remains an important message for the industry to get out in order to increase awareness among potential buyers.”
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