according to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports (CR)Two already experienced models occupy the second and third places in the ranking. Most reliable electric cars in the world, The Tesla Model 3 and the second-generation Nissan Leaf share that honor, though a newcomer outshines them: the Kia EV6.
The surveys conducted by this prestigious magazine collect information from thousands of users around the world. Therefore, they present a very rough idea of how satisfied owners are with their vehicles. Ten million Recently pulled from its vast collection of surveys concerning the reliability of electric cars.
Case of the Kia EV6
Come EV6 ranks first on the list with 84 points, A promising start for the Koreans, who still have to be quarantined due to their short history in the market and the few kilometers traveled by the already delivered units. Ten million Cautions that the sample is not representative of potential problems that may arise over time and is not intended to be compared to other vehicles. Furthermore, it explains that the Ioniq 5, built on the same platform, scored 41 points, less than half as many, occupying the fourth spot.
Why Tesla Model 3 and Nissan Leaf?
In November 2021, a survey by the same publication placed Tesla’s electric cars at the bottom of the list, specifically at 27 out of 28. However, when collecting all the historical data, the responses of the owners of Tesla Model 3 show that it is above average, reaching 58 points, In fact, the reliability of this car beats the rest of the range from the Californian manufacturer. The Model S, Model X and Model Y are below average.
Nissan Leaf, almost a symbol of electric mobility, is also a veteran in this market. Therefore, data on breakdowns and problems experienced by their owners is very abundant. 53 points The data acquired in this statistical study shows its good behavior over time.
electric vs combustion
Despite these results, electric vehicles They don’t get the best marks. Reliability comparable to that powered by a combustion engine. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid, Lexus GX, Mazda Miata or Lincoln Corsair reach between 80 and 90 points.
In theory, the lower complexity of the electromechanics should be reflected in a reduction in the number of breakdowns. The absence of complex gearboxes, ignition systems, valves and other elements that respond to a very precise scheme should play in favor of the electric propulsion system.
The explanation for these results lies in the extensive experience over a century that traditional car manufacturers have accumulated by refining and adjusting the design of combustion vehicles. In contrast, electric vehicles a sea change in manufacturing, The transition between these two technologies has given rise to a number of problems that have been a stumbling block for the entire industry.
Electric vehicles use new platforms and new technologies and require more advanced software. Ten million indicates that most problems are “associated with the battery pack, charging, electric motors, and heating and cooling systems, which differ in that they lack a conventional motor.”
Therefore, the technology needs to be polished and matured and the same translated into the opinion gathered in the survey. producer who They’ve been in electric mobility for a long time By assembling their own vehicles they have an advantage compared to others who, although they have been in the industry for years, have to adapt to new materials, new components and new processes. Same is the case with Tesla and Nissan.