One of the most hyped selling points of electric cars is the low maintenance. Until now, we do have the answer to it. But, Tesloop has made its point by driving Tesla Model 3 and Model Xs to the threshold. Conventional cars will wear down at more than 300,000 miles, but these cars were still running without major issues. A drunk driver or the nut behind the wheel struck one of the fleet cars.
If it was not for the other guy, the Tesla would be running nicely.
The guinea pigs were seven cars that have "high mileage" compared to other Teslas. The regular route is L.A, San Diego, and all locations in between. Each one has about 17,000 miles in a month, exceeding other fleets in service. Per car will recharge two times a day.
It attests to the robust engineering that went into these Tesla cars. In five years of using these EVs, there is a total of 2.5 million miles overall! All this time, no major repairs and the usual expenses that conventional car fleets have to spend. It does prove that EVs will last longer than ICE vehicles. Conservatism demands that the current evidence point to only Tesloop's seven EVs. Which is not a total representation for all Teslas. Another is that fleet cars are sold at a certain mileage that a definite conclusion is not possible.
If more fleet operators choose to have more EVs for their operations. Costs of running them will be much less than ICE vehicles. Driving the costs down with more EVs hitting the used car lots. If the hype holds, expect more EVs are fleet cars. Making guesses on little data will not bring about the whole picture.
If more fleet operators choose to have more EVs to their operations. Costs of running them will be much less than ICE vehicles. Driving the costs down with more EVs hitting the used car lots. If the hype holds, expect more EVs are fleet cars. Making guesses on little data will not bring about the whole picture.
The big draw for any fleet operator is that electric vehicles will save a ton of cash. Conventional cars will have expenses that lessen their income. EVs will take less to operate and run. But! Can they get a hold of high performance and heavy-duty models? Most EVs is only light-duty and not as touch as brick as ICE vehicles. Will customers wait for a full battery charge, compared to gassing up good to go!
No doubt they are, but electric car batteries are not cheap. It goes down to low maintenance, and not spending a lot! Fleets Operators may or not go full EV. Everything boils down to if they are commercially viable or just riding on hype. Tesloop has some answers, but it is not enough. Is it wrong or correct? Until full adoption of EVs for these services, then can we conclude rightly.