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Everything You’ve Heard About Electric Cars is a Lie, Says This Mechanic

Here’s one mechanic’s opinion on why a lot of what you’ve heard about what life is going to be like after buying an EV is a lie, regarding one particularly important reason why most car shoppers will buy an EV in the first place.


Will You Save Money with an Electric Vehicle?

A lot of noise has been made about how that buying an EV means that you are going “Green” is looking more like a white lie according to experts who point out the carbon load of EV manufacture is worse than that of ICE vehicles.

However, while going “Green” is a good thing (as long as it really does make scientific research-backed environmental sense) many car buyers are looking at buying an EV as more of a way to save money on rising fuel costs rather than cutting down on worldwide carbon emissions. And this is yet another one of the promises of going EV.

But is this true?

Related article: Cybertruck Type EVs That Are Likely Worse for the Environment Than Most ICE Vehicles

Supercharging Your EV is Going to Cost an Arm and a Leg

According to a recent Scotty Kilmer YouTube video rant where he tells viewers “I told you so,” the actual cost of charging up your EV is not going to be a sensible cost saving benefit of owning an EV. In fact, Scotty says that what we are seeing now in EV charging costs are expected to rise even higher as more car owners become dependent on how they go about charging their EVs.

Here is the video posted below where Scotty makes some believable arguments why consumers are going to feel the bite of fuel costs in a vehicle that was promised to get better mileage and in turn bring their fuel costs down. Please note only the first 3 minutes of the video are about what Scotty calls an electric vehicle lie.

Everything You’ve Heard About Electric Cars is a Lie, Here’s the Truth

And finally…

For additional articles about EVs to consider when shopping for one, here are two recommended reads:

The Most Common Maintenance Issues of Electric Vehicles

The Right Time to Buy Your First EV is Now with These 3 Models Says Consumer Reports

COMING UP NEXT: 3 Mechanic Scams Caught Show-and-Tell

Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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