Yes Virginia, There are EV Lemons

This guy’s Tesla seems to eat battery packs. If I was him I would dump the EV from another EV.

Likely the above is an outlier example.

On the other end of the spectrum is this guy…

Very few vehicles last a million miles.


Our Chevy Bolt is on its third battery pack…but there was probably nothing wrong with the other two. First was changed by GM just in case it might burn our house down. Second one when GM’s new super-advanced diagnostics software threw a flag. Next time it threw a flag they updated the software, and we kept the battery pack.

Great car. Shame it’s had to spend so much time in the shop.

We have 52k miles on it in 2 1/2 years.

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From the article

The car, a 2014 Model S P85, has racked up 1.18 million miles so far, which works out to approximately 131,000 miles per year.

That’s nearly 359 miles per day, 365 days a year, by a guy who takes a break every 100 km and stops to recharge at 20%. He must live to drive.

That’s 9.6 hours daily driving at 60 Kms. With German no limit autobahns is could be 8 hours.

The Captain

60 Kms was my average highway speed on Venezuelan so-so roads.

Is that 60 kilometers per hour? 35 miles per hour?


37.2823 mph

The Captain

Is he a taxi driver? Uber driver? Delivery? Similar?