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EVs are 59% less likely to break down says Start Rescue

According to Start Rescue, one of the UK’s leading breakdown providers, EVs are 59% less likely to require a breakdown call-out than a traditional car with a petrol or diesel engine.

New data from Start Rescue has highlighted the reliability of EVs, busting some common myths regarding electric vehicles.

“Our figures show electric cars ranging from new to 10-years old are 59% less prone to breakdowns than ICE cars,” said Lee Puffett, Managing Director of Start Rescue. “This might surprise some motorists, but with more than a million EVs now on the UK’s roads it shows drivers can choose an EV confident that they are less likely to be stranded at the roadside.

“The hurdle to buying an EV of any age is more psychological than real for most buyers looking to make the switch from ICE to electric power. EV batteries are not like the ones in your mobile phone or laptop – they retain far more of their charge capacity to give you plenty of driving range.”

Furthermore, EVs are also less likely to suffer from a flat battery call-out than petrol or diesel cars. Start Rescue was one of the first companies to offer dedicated EV breakdown cover.