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Not better either . . .

Now people thought that everything would get better with fully electric cars, but is that really true? And it should be a lot cheaper too. And much quieter anyway. Let's take a look at these claims.

Fable consumptions were always reported for the combustion engines, which were often not even close to being achieved in practice. With the introduction of WLTP, things have improved somewhat, with the emphasis on 'somewhat'.

Then came the plug-in hybrids, initially cumulatively. With them the dizziness really started. The larger the battery and thus the car, the lower the consumption, because the battery's energy is not counted.

The 'receipt' follows after more than 100 km drive. But electric cars are also deceptive. And since individual 'experimental artists' managed to come just under the factory specifications on some eco-drives, the manufacturers feel vindicated and go still one better.

This is the consumption when driving in the city. But who consumes really a full battery charge in the city? You can't look for that many parking spaces. Consequently, a value much more removed from reality , especially useless for the highway.

Next we take a look at the performance data. Here it was hardly possible to cheat beforehand because it was very easy to test on a test bench. But now there is the so-called peak power, only for several seconds or depending on the engine temperature.

Even without a test stand, it used to be possible to draw conclusions about the performance on the motorway without speed limits and at least approximately based on the maximum speed. Today this is impossible due to the limitation of the same.

And even on the dynamometer you sometimes have bad luck. Combustion engines also overheat much faster than in normal operation. This means that if the electric motor does not achieve the required performance, the manufacturer can still whitewashes itself by saying that the electronics throttled prematurely.

It gets even worse, because the performance loss must also be determined on the test bench. With a combustion engine, that just means stepping on the clutch. Is there even a mode in an electric car, or does it block perhaps immediately?

Then the costs. On the positive side, it is noticeable that all expenses are somehow state-sponsored, Bafa premium, 10 years no vehicle tax, GHG premium. Insurance, on the other hand, is probably still more expensive in most cases. But what if the state charities disappear one day?

In the past, people were used to switching to a cheaper workshop that they trusted after four years at the latest. We started doing the service ourselves early on. But how do you want to do that with an electric car if, for example, there is an eight-year guarantee on the high-voltage battery? The seriously jeopardize?

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