Expensive cars are expensive, we got that! But that doesn’t mean we aren’t massively taken aback by astronomical repair bills. And Electric Cars are at the top of our lists.
In fact, a Hummer EV owner says that a taillight replacement costs quite a lot after getting a quote from the renowned automaker GM. But is this pricing for real? Well, as much as it looks like some mistake, it sure is around that range, confirms GM.
As per the latest report, it looks like Hummer EV owners have to be scrupulously careful with the taillights of the all-electric car. Damaging one of those plastics at the rear of your vehicle could already cost you thousands of dollars, to begin with.
According to the owner, he was quoted $4,040 not including labor for the replacement of the passenger side taillight, which seems quite steep, even for an expensive, premium vehicle like the new electric Humvee.
“Had a shocker today,” the owner wrote in a Hummer EV Facebook group. “A new passenger side rear light for the Hummer EV; $4,040 just to buy it.”
Electric Vehicles in general are expensive and prone to costly repairs.
“Wayne Dupree” also covered a story several months ago about a Florida man who owned a Jaguar electric car, and it spontaneously exploded.
Another Jaguar I-Pace battery caught on fire without any crash after simply sitting charging in a garage. This is the fourth known I-Pace battery fire that seemingly started on its own, which is starting to be significant considering the relatively small number of units on the roads.
Jaguar also uses LG battery cells like the Bolt EV and Kona EV, which were both recalled for battery fire risks. Is this another Bolt EV battery fire situation?
The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first and only all-electric vehicle.
It came out in 2018, and we positively reviewed the vehicle for its sporty design in addition to its decent range and charging capacity at the time, but that was a few years ago.
The vehicle has barely been updated over the last four years, and it is now showing its age. But now, there might an even bigger issue with the electric SUV.
Watch the video below:
Florida man’s electric Jaguar spontaneously erupts into a blazing inferno pic.twitter.com/AUmFmx7nDf
— Missy “Mega MAGA” Crane (@minnermoos) August 4, 2022
Wayne Dupree noted:
But it’s not just the fires and the inability to get these things to charge fast enough, it’s also the very high cost of repairs and replacements. We’re hearing of batteries costing in upwards of $14K.
Who on earth could afford to drop 14K for a lousy car battery? Well, that sounds bad, but what about paying over 6 thousand dollars for a couple of new taillights? How does that sound?
Wayne Dupree pointed out that we have a very long way to go before we can seriously talk about making electric vehicles a “real big thing” in this country. We’re nowhere near ready, and it’s irresponsible and reckless that Biden and his admin keep pushing this nonsense.