An electric vehicle (EV) owner has expressed his shock after discovering that he would have to pay £40,000 to replace the battery in his electric Porsche Taycan. The incident occurred when the owner, known as The MacMaster on YouTube, took his vehicle to a garage in Leeds for repair. In a video shared on his channel, the owner repeatedly expressed disbelief at the astronomical cost.
Prior to the battery replacement, the owner had hoped that the issue could be resolved without the need for such an expensive fix. However, he received some reassurance when a technician’s report revealed that the battery compartment was in good condition and no faults were found with the car. The owner suggested that the software might have caused a glitch, resulting in the battery-related problems he experienced.
According to the owner, the battery issues began after he drove over a piece of wood on the M1 motorway, which caused his car to overheat. After the incident, the vehicle’s charging capability was compromised and eventually stopped working altogether.
This story is not unique, as many EV owners have faced frustrations with their electric vehicles. For example, Matt Watson from Carwow had a negative experience with a new EV, which broke down four times during his test drive. In a YouTube video, Watson detailed the issues he encountered with the vehicle, including malfunctioning indicators and unpleasant sounds.
While EVs offer numerous advantages such as lower emissions and reduced fuel costs, these stories highlight the challenges that some owners may face. It is crucial for EV owners to be aware of potential issues and to have a solid understanding of the maintenance and repair costs associated with these vehicles.
– YouTube/ The MacMaster
– Carwow YouTube Channel