From Transport Evolved.
In our recent videos on affordable and used EV ownership, we’ve tackled some of the best electric cars you can buy if you’re on a budget (because they’re still well-supported by their respective automakers) – https://youtu.be/XAucCYEbiVY.
We’ve also covered why we think there’s a lot of gatekeeping in the EV repair industry – https://youtu.be/jlQsM_Px_l8 – but today we’re focusing on something that we’re regularly told in the comment section:
"EVs aren’t expensive, and trickle-down economics will make EVs affordable for those who can’t buy new."
While trickle down economics can work for vehicles that are well-supported and looked after, EVs dramatically challenge that ownership model, not because of reliability – but because of a lack of affordable, accessible parts and repair techniques.
Here’s what needs to change…
00:00 – Introduction
02:09 – Cars are getting more and more expensie
03:28 – More people are buying used
04:32 – Trickle down ownership in ICE word
05:32 – EV repairs are still expensive
06:58 – The minority of owners can DIY repair
07:30 – Personal Experience – M
08:58 – Ice cars DO go wrong too!
10:01 – On paper, EVs are cheaper to own and easier to maintain (as long as main components stay happy)
10:31 – With the right help it’s possible to keep older EVs happy and on the road
11:11 – Most buyers no-longer have the knowledge and skills to DIY maintain their vehicles
11:49 – It’s rarely the batteries…
12:58 – EV Trickle Down is flawed
13:41 – How we fix this
15:09 – Conclusion
15:51 – Thanks, and goodbye!
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Script: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield and Kate Walton-Elliot
Presenters: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield and Kate Walton-Elliott
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
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