For example, I'm on track to go well over 40,000 miles before an oil change in my Volt. Chances are the oil will have to be changed because of its age, rather because it's worn out. Service thus far has consisted of... tire rotations.
Bottom line: The Volt has Superior Reliability
Are you tired of repair bills and car trouble? After 100 million miles, the architecture of the Chevrolet Volt has proven potentially more reliable than that of any other car. Depending on what you assume for gasoline prices vs. electricity prices, and your driving habits, there is another important reason to consider a more electrified car: Your long-term maintenance and repair costs will likely be significantly lower.
At the time of publication, the author was long TSLA.
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