While they want you to drive (and by they, I mean anyone who is urging you to buy electric vehicles, from governments to MEPs, the EU, and all the rest of the puppets together with the puppeteers), electric vehicles so that you can ‘save the environment’ and become a hero of the green agenda, a new report has found that these vehicles have 80% more problems and are less reliable than cars propelled by conventional internal combustion engines.

The new report from Consumer Reports discovered that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have an even worse scorecard, with an average of nearly 150% more issues. On the other hand, the analysis discovered that standard hybrid cars are a “bright spot,” having roughly 25% fewer issues than gas-powered vehicles.

The most recent vehicle reliability report from Consumer Reports is released at the same time that automakers are releasing a number of new models, with American consumers being able to take advantage of a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for buying an electric vehicle. However, consumers have taken longer than anticipated to adopt EVs, in part because they require additional equipment, like a home electric charging port, and are frequently more expensive to maintain than conventional cars.

In Malta, the government is not only using the EU grants trick as a carrot to entice the residents, Maltese and non-, to buy electric cars, but banks are also offering what are known as the Green Loans. HSBC is offering the HSBC Energy Efficiency Loan , APS is offering the APS Green Finance and BNF is offering the Green Personal Loan. These are all such nice tricks to get you in their green grid!

And then they want you to become a green driver, priding yourself in owning an EV while declaring yourself an environmental superhero. What they should tell you is that the above results did not emerge from thin air but are instead based on a survey that Consumer Reports members completed regarding issues they had with their cars the previous year. With a few reports concerning new 2024 models, the current report contained data on over 330,000 vehicles manufactured between 2000 and 2023.

The most common complaints from EV owners were related to issues with the charging and battery systems, as well as fit issues between the interior and exterior panels of the cars. When it comes to plug-ins EVs or PHEVs, they have more problems than conventional cars and electric vehicles “because they combine internal-combustion engines with an electric drive, which creates additional complexity, Consumer Reports said. That means there’s more than can go wrong.”

Consumer Reports rates vehicles on 20 problem areas, ranging from squeaky brakes to EV charging problems, and PHEVs can experience every one of them, it noted. 

The thing is that they are already robbing us with the amount of road licensing we are paying, which rises according to the emissions checked during the VRT testing, which is another scam, but now they are asking of you to buy such expensive EVs which not only are the product of child labour, but whose manufacturing process and batteries are more damaging to the environment than the so-called benefit they say you will be doing to the environment if you drive them.

Go figure it out.

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