The latest reports on Tesla Model S durability and reliability should likely be considered a win for the Silicon Valley automaker. High-mileage cars aren't unusual, but we're only now starting to see the first truly high-mileage examples of electric cars. With less maintenance required compared to cars powered by internal-combustion engines, it's interesting to see how electric cars stand up to the test of time and usage. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model S battery life: what the data show so far In Finland, one Model S is still humming along after surpassing the 400,000-kilometer (250,000-mile) mark...
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Durable 2012 Chevrolet Volt: 300,000 miles, no battery loss
One of the biggest worries about electric cars--and hybrids for that matter--is whether their expensive high-voltage battery packs will last the life of the car. If not, potential buyers worry, they may be saddled with thousands of dollars of cost in years to come. The evidence on hybrids is...John Voelcker
How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles?
Which hybrid cars accumulate the most mileage over time? According to a new data analysis, there's one hybrid that stands head and shoulders above the rest--and it's not the Toyota Prius. Used-car listing aggregator iSeeCars analyzed more than 20 million used-car listings posted during April and...John Voelcker