- It was so poorly made that bumping into a pole at 5 mph could total it.
A minor accident can cause a total loss, even if the car’s been driven only a few miles.
The only difference is that these cars aren’t cheap imports from some godforsaken socialist state. These are state-of-art electric vehicles that come with an average sticker price of $55,000.
- Why are insurance companies totaling low-mileage EVs that have been in a fender bender? For the same reason you could total a new Yugo when backing out of a parking spot. The cost of repair is exorbitant.
- A replacement battery for a $44,000 Tesla Model 3 can cost up to $20,000.
- One expert told Reuters that Tesla’s Model Y has “zero repairability” because its battery is built into the structure of the car...