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Does Mileage Matter With Used EVs?
Review Watch posed an interesting question with their article about purchasing a used EV.
THE ANDY ANALYSIS-Like so much surrounding EVs, we need to change our frames of reference. It’s no longer about gas milage. It’s about distance. It’s no longer about time spent filling up the gas tank. It’s now about charging time. So just as those facts are how EVs are evaluated, the same needs to apply to purchasing a used EV. For now, the most important fact surrounding an EV that’s used is the battery. That means while many EVs are the same “model” the point in time a battery was manufactured and the technology inside needs to be better understood.
Getting The Most Out of Your EV
THE ANDY ANALYSIS-Like many round up articles found in Car and Driver this one provides a series of both common sense and practical tips. The one about preconditioning the EV while it’s still connected to the charging power versus using battery power to set the cars temperature is one that makes sense and is likely one you don’t know about until long after you’ve starting owning or driving an EV.
Buick To Shed Dealers Due To EV Direction
Motor1 has an article on how the face of dealerships for Buick is going to change, as the brand buys out dealers who don’t want to sell EVs.
THE ANDY ANALYSIS-This is the thinning of the heard approach and nothing more. If dealers don’t want to sell EVs or they feel the buyout will be more profitable than just selling EVs in the future, there’s no better time than now to sell. Why? EVs require less maintanence as there are less parts. Parts and Service makes up a large part of a dealerships revenue stream. As the number of EV’s are sold, there’s a directly proportional reduction in revenue from those two segments of the dealerships income stream.
The New York Times Wants to Know About Your EV Purchase
The NEW YORK TIMES wants to know about your recent EV purchase.
THE ANDY ANALYSIS-Conducting first person research to generate news is a time tested process for media outlets. Polls, surverys and user generated content all help fill the news pipeline. This also gives the Times reporters the opportunity to receive quotes from their readers, not just news sources. It provides reality-based reporting as well, and more importantly, the news sources are not people who the manufacturers supply who purchased their vehicles, they are everyday buyers.