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Aug 30 2022

Again: Battery Costs More to Replace Than EV Is Worth

The spontaneous combustion-prone electric cars that California, other states, and the federal government all want to impose are not transportation for normal Americans. They are virtue-signaling toys for rich moonbats.

Even with the massive government subsidies paid for by the rest of us through inflation they are still unaffordable, in part because as with college tuition, prices go up by the same amount as the subsidies. They cost on average $19,000 more than real cars. Insurance is 64% higher due to the high cost of repairs — speaking of which:

The proud owner electric vehicle (EV) has learned that the price of a new battery for his 2012 Chevrolet Volt is nearly $30,000 — far more than his car is worth. …

[A] 2012 Volt is estimated to go for between $7,999 and $17,590 today, notes the automotive site Edmunds. …

In contrast, replacing a gasoline-powered engine in a vehicle costs anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000, according to an April report in Consumer Affairs.

This isn’t the first time we have seen that replacing a dead battery costs more than the electric car is worth.

At least the owner has the satisfaction of having helped saved the planet from imaginary peril. Let’s not take that away from him by letting him know that electric vehicles are worse for the environment than proper cars.

If electric cars made any sense, there would be no need for Big Government to force us into them.

On a tip from Wiggins.


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