I’m an expert mechanic with 55 years experience – you should NEVER buy an EV second hand for key reason

A seasoned auto mechanic has discovered that there’s one important reason you should never buy a used EV.

Scotty Kilmer, on his popular YouTube channel, advised never to buy a used electric car at auction.

Scotty Kilmer advises never buying an electric vehicle at auction


Scotty Kilmer advises never buying an electric vehicle at auctionPhoto credit: Youtube /@Scotty Kilmer

He said: “Electric car repairs are so expensive.

“If it’s an auction, there’s probably a serious problem.

“If the battery dies… phew, they’re expensive, they cost a fortune.

“Now you can get a refurbished model from a manufacturer for a few thousand euros or something like that.

“But they’re just repaired old batteries… and if it’s 12 years old and has been refurbished, it can last a year.

“It’s not going to be full power and you might only get 50-60 percent.

“So unless you want to make a toy out of it, I’d run away from that thing.”

“I would never buy an electric car at auction.”

He added that at an auction you can’t hire an expert to check everything to make sure everything is working properly.

Scotty advised it’s best to “stay away.”

The expert with 55 years of experience also gives three reasons why prices for electric vehicles are falling.

Elsewhere, we’ve uncovered the five most common complaints about electric vehicles – and how to fix them.

This comes after an urgent warning about electric vehicles was issued after a serious problem with their safety was revealed.

Meanwhile, an engine expert got stuck in the middle of the night testing the electric vehicles with the longest advertised range in the UK.

A chauffeur has also claimed that electric vehicles are proving to be a nightmare for drivers and their passengers, even over short distances.

At an auction, you cannot tell if the vehicle has defects


At an auction, you cannot tell if the vehicle has defectsPhoto credit: Youtube /@Scotty Kilmer


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@dailynationtoday.com.

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