Are electric cars more reliable than their gasoline counterparts? The answer is a resounding yes. Reports from owners of electric cars have revealed that the majority of problems they experience are related to technological functions such as infotainment screens, back-up cameras, and other devices, rather than the transmission. This is because electric cars have fewer moving parts than gasoline cars, making them simpler and requiring less maintenance. In addition, electric car batteries are estimated to last more than 100,000 miles and maintain a stable driving range.
The cost of powering an electric vehicle compared to a similar gasoline vehicle is known as the eGallon. Depending on the gas and electricity rates in your area, the price of energy at that time, and the type of car you have, the exact price varies. Tesla has a lot of experience installing electric motors and batteries in cars, which has helped improve reliability. Electric vehicles are still a new technology, so it should come as no surprise that new features, devices, and information and entertainment may be the cause of some reliability issues.
However, most of these problems are covered by the warranty and don't usually involve complex mechanical problems. With available federal, regional and local incentives reducing the purchase price by thousands of dollars, electric vehicles can often be cheaper than their gasoline equivalents with similar equipment.