the worst electric cars 2023
Not all electric vehicles are created equal.
Some of them, in fact, are a complete death trap. If you're looking for an electric car in 2023, here's a list of electric vehicles to avoid at all costs. The first is the chevy bolt. When it was first introduced a few years ago, it was arguably the most promising EV on the market, with a long range and a low starting price. Unfortunately, it has since become one of the vehicles driving customers away from EVs, with several safety-related recalls and several cars catching fire. On its best day, the most recent model year Chevy Bolt would take more than an hour and forty minutes to charge from 10% to 85% - which was fine when the Bolt was brand new in 2017, but in today's market, when a comparably-priced and in-demand electric car that doesn't have a reputation for burning down parking garages can do the same trick in an hour less time? A charge time of 90 minutes is simply insufficient.
The Mazda MX-30 is the next worst electric car to buy in 2023.
With a maximum range of 100 miles, this is quite possibly one of the worst electric vehicles on the market right now. In fact, it's so bad that most customers believe it was done on purpose. It wouldn't be the first time a car dealership cheated its customers. As part of the MX-30's unusually high price, the manufacturer is offering a $500 ChargePoint credit, which can be used to install a Level 2 home charger or rolled over to cover public charging fees until it is depleted.
Customers can also use the brand's Elite Access Loaner Program to borrow another Mazda vehicle (powered by gasoline) for up to ten days, which is likely to be necessary if you plan on going anywhere other than the store. However, the free ride expires after three years, forcing customers to sign up for one of those heinous vehicle subscription services in order to keep access. Again, it appears that we, the customer, are being duped. Finally, there's the Kia Niro. While it sounds good on paper, the Niro is an otherwise solid offering with one major flaw. The electric motors are wearing out their main bearings at an alarming rate, with some cars experiencing the problem after only 10,000 miles on the clock. This is not a quality control issue; it appears that all of the motors came with subpar bearings. Worse, it doesn't appear that Kia is doing anything to address the issue. It has recently gotten so bad that some customers have gone to local news outlets to report the problem.
When that happens, you know something is wrong. So, if you wanted to buy a kia electric vehicle in 2023, I would be very cautious.
Electric vehicles are advancing at an incredible rate, what was relevant a few short years ago is already being phased out. Initially, manufacturers sought to repurpose platforms as EVs but with so many resources getting redirected to developing all new platforms those inherently compromised vehicles are rapidly reaching the end of their service life.
It has also been a hit-and-miss sort of development process for all carmakers, often finding themselves out of their depth in certain areas of the developmental process. Some of these cars are going to be replaced soon, others came out with high expectations and just failed to deliver, either way, these are the worst EVs currently on the market.
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