In a recent report, it was exposed that electric vehicles (EVs) are not quite living up to the grand hype that’s been thrown around. The report unveiled that these flashy EVs have a whopping 80% more issues than good ol’ cars powered by internal combustion engines. If that’s not a slap in the face to all those tree-hugging, electric car enthusiasts, then I don’t know what is!
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— Charles DuPree (@charlesdupree13) December 10, 2023
But wait, the plot thickens. It turns out that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles have even more problems than regular EVs. They’re clocking in at a mind-boggling 150% more troubles than the good old gas-guzzlers. Looks like the new “green plan” may need some serious rethinking.
One of the biggest headaches for EV drivers is their battery and charging stations. See, with a regular car, you just pop into a gas station and you’re good to go. But with these fancy EVs, you gotta hunt down charging stations or even install a home port. It’s like a never-ending scavenger hunt just to power up your ride. And let’s not even get started on the glitches and hiccups with the charging technology. It’s like they’re still figuring out how to make these things work without driving folks insane!
And don’t even get started on the vehicle body panels and interior. Some EV owners are grumbling about weird electric hiccups in their cars. Like this one fella who couldn’t even shift his 2023 Chevrolet Bolt into drive smoothly. It’s like playing a game of car roulette every time you hop in the driver’s seat. And these are the kind of issues that just make you want to throw your hands up in the air and scream “I miss my good ol’ gas guzzler!”
And when it comes to hitting the open road, well, EVs aren’t exactly winning any races. Sure, for quick trips around town, they can hold their own. But when it’s time to hit the highway for a family vacation, EVs are still lagging behind. Just ask the guy from Connecticut who couldn’t even make it 260 miles without needing a recharge. And don’t even think about cranking up the heat or putting on the A/C – that’ll drain your battery faster than you can say “are we there yet?”
Sure, there are some EVs out there claiming to go the distance – like the Lucid Air boasting over 500 miles or the Tesla Model S Plaid hitting up to 396 miles. But let’s be real, most folks ain’t driving those fancy machines. The average EV can barely hit the 200-mile mark before needing a juice-up. So, until they figure out how to make these things go the distance like a good ol’ gas-powered car, it looks like the EVs still got a lot of catching up to do.