A MOTORS expert has compiled a list of the worst EVs drivers can invest in that could cost thousands.
Abigayle Andre, the car connoisseur behind the @shetalkscars TikTok account, said the value of many popular engines has plummeted.
Demand for electric vehicles continues to fall and motorists could be financially penalized trying to sell certain models.
Trying to reduce your carbon footprint could cost you as industry figures show motorists are switching back to fuel.
Just 11.3 per cent of Brits were looking into battery-powered vehicles this year, a grisly number that underscores the slump in electric motors.
The lack of interest in them means motorists lose big bucks trying to sell their used cars.
Abigayle has broken down data from car valuation provider Cap HPI to help motorists understand the depreciation of popular models.
She said in her latest video: “Let’s see if your car is on the list or if you can guess what’s on the list – I think you’re in for a shock.”
The Renault Zoe came in tenth, which they believe has lost eight percent of its value this year – presumably due to a poor placement.
The all-electric 2020 version became just the third car in Euro NCAP history to receive zero stars for crashworthiness.
The report stated that “the protection of the driver’s chest was rated as weak” and also found poor performance in tests simulating a side impact against a tree or lamppost.
Renault replied that the car met all legal safety standards.
Abigayle continued: “It’s not the only one anyway – because this car has the same score as another car. And that is the BMW I3.”
Flash electric motor owners will lose a significant chunk of loose change trying to sell it.
The model has since been discontinued, suggesting that BMW is well aware of the depreciation as well.
Abigayle ranked the Audi E-Tron Sportback eighth after losing nine percent in value this year.
She explained that this model was also discontinued, but said, “Actually, they renamed it the Audi Q8 E-Tron.”
As he switched to a less impressive electric vehicle, the car expert then took a look at the status of the Smart ForFour Electric.
Motorists trying to beat up the car will find that this year’s model is worth ten percent less.
“In sixth place we have the Mercedes EQC, that’s a drop of 13 percent,” said Abigayle.
“But it also has the same score as this one…Remember that Tesla Model X? The bat model doing the funny dance.”
Both electric vehicles lost 13 percent in value last year.
The stylish Jaguar I-Pace – which offers a range of 253 miles – was fourth after falling 14 per cent in value.
The Audi E-Tron SUV took third place after selling price dropped 15 percent.
“An update is being made here, too,” Abigayle explained. “They will call it the QA E-Tron, but it’s actually the same chip.”
Tesla seems to be struggling with its electric vehicles, with the Model S taking second place in auto experts’ list of fatalities.
With a depreciation of 22 percent by 2023, the sporty engine has clearly lost value.
“However, this is also an expiring model as a new Tesla Model S is coming,” Abigayle added.
“But what I think is the most troubling is this.”
She revealed that Tesla’s Model 3 had taken the top spot after a whopping 23 percent drop in value.
Motorists have complained of damaging their engines by running their batteries below 20 percent.
“It’s a close turn for Tesla,” said the car enthusiast.