A MOTORS expert has revealed the expensive reason why you shouldn’t buy an electric car.
YouTube user ExoticCar Buy Place posted a clip in which he rejects the idea of owning an electric vehicle.
While the car guru acknowledges that “saving the planet and environmental sustainability” is important, he reveals the “unfortunate reality” of why choosing a Tesla is unwise.
A key problem with owning an electric vehicle is “range anxiety” – drivers look for a charging station because their batteries are running low.
“When you find yourself in a Tesla, you have 20 or 15 percent and you look on the map and you can’t find a charging station, you get nervous,” he said.
The savvy influencer further pointed out that as more people switch to electric cars, power grids worldwide will struggle to cope with demand.
He continued: “The infrastructure is simply not there and will remain that way for quite some time.”
“It will take some time to develop all of this.
“If everyone and their dog owned a Tesla, the grid would not be able to sustain such a charging system.”
As Brits continue to suffer from rising bills and the soaring cost of living, most are unlikely to opt for the expensive vehicles.
When comparing a diesel Chevrolet Bolt to its electric counterpart, the influencer finds the latter is almost £6,000 more expensive.
“It’s pretty extensive,” he continued.
“The price of getting into a similar vehicle with electric technology.”
“When it comes to price, we’re talking 20-25% more.”
Electric vehicles could also pose a safety risk after several Tesla vehicles reportedly burst into flames.
“You can ask any emergency responder, firefighter or police officer, and they probably had their hands full when many electric vehicles burst into flames,” the engine guru said.
Finally, the expert informs his followers that the vehicle’s batteries are more vulnerable than diesel engines in cooler temperatures.
“If you want to drive this in minus 25 degrees, it will work.
“But you’re probably only going to get 40 to 50 percent capacity or efficiency with these batteries.”
The video received almost unanimous approval from viewers.
One user said: “As much as I like the technology, I wouldn’t buy an electric vehicle right now.”
“I prefer PHEV much better, no range anxiety, saves gas costs on short trips in the city and charging is convenient at home.”
A second chimed in: “I love your channel!”
“Thank you for your courage in telling the truth.”
This comes after a former electric vehicle owner explained why she chose to return to diesel.
Abigayle Andre, who runs the motoring site SheTalksCars, accepted it Tick tock to explain why owning an electric car was too much of a headache.