(Liberty Bell) – Electric cars are far from the great solution to all of our problems that Democrats tout them to be. If the pressure of record high gas prices is getting to you and you think buying an electric car will alleviate it, you’d better think twice.
Electric vehicles are being sold as the ultimate solution to gas prices. If only Americans would just step up and dole out the $60,000 needed to buy one, we could all just fly right on past gas stations without a care in the world.
What Democrats aren’t telling you, however, is the truth about EVs. No surprise there.
What happens when an EV breaks down and is in need of service? Apparently, the industry is warning consumers who buy EVs that they could have a difficult time finding qualified service technicians to repair or service them, Fox News Business Network reports.
Even dealerships are warning that they’re having trouble finding enough qualified techs to service the cars.
“The government’s wanting to make this transition and shift to EVs, and there are several concerns around that in the automotive vertical and specifically the dealership world,” Sean Kelley, founder of CarMotivators, told FNBN.
Kelly also added that service shops are facing a serious shortage of mechanics who have been trained to work on them but that isn’t the only problem shops are having. The sets of specialized tools required to work on EVs are extremely expensive and not in great supply.
On top of that, shops need to have charging stations to be able to charge the EVs they’re servicing. Installing them often means “tearing apart your whole shop” to rearrange the floor plan to accommodate them, Kelly said.
Small, independent dealerships have it much worse because of the fact that they don’t have a cost-effective pipeline to the original equipment manufacturer tools and information, Kelly pointed out.
The costs associated with getting a shop equipped to work on EVs are extremely high and even big dealerships are struggling with it.
You can only imagine how costly those repairs are going to be for consumers.
All that being said, EVs do require less maintenance so there might not be as many reasons for EV owners to take their vehicles to the shop.
One Tesla owner told FNBN that they don’t have problems getting technicians sent out when they are needed.
General Motors, Ford, and Hyundai all claim that they are graduating more new techs every year and sending them out to serve their customers.
One thing that EV owners may not be able to avoid is replacing the battery pack in their car. This is a topic many manufacturers and dealers prefer to avoid. The cost of the battery packs is absurdly high.
As a matter of fact, it’s one of the most expensive parts of an EV. The Western Journal reports, “Anyone buying a used EV might expect to have to sink around $13,000, more into their purchase when their used battery pack expires — and that would be a back door cost on top of the purchase price of the used car that might make procuring a used EV cost-prohibitive.”
While you might save money not buying gas, all those savings and more could be required should you need to have that expensive EV serviced.
They’re really not all they’re cracked up to be. Think twice before bowing to the pressure from the left to ditch your gas-powered car for an EV.
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