The data speaks for itself. Unfortunately, there are cases of Toyota V6 engines blowing up with sludge at similar ages. And BHs hold Toyota out as the gold standard of reliability.randomguy wrote: ↑Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:27 pmIs that the same teslaloop that had to replace a drive train at 36k miles? If you bought a gas powered car that needed an engine replacement at 36k would you say that it is "Extremely" reliable?Normchad wrote: ↑Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:06 amThe data shows that the Tesla power trains to date have been extremely reliable. There is a company called Tesloop that runs a taxi like service between LA and Vegas. They have many Teslas, most over 300,000 miles, some nearly at 500,000 miles. This is a quote from the owner.BamaGuy22 wrote: ↑Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:06 amYeah I'm gonna need to see these maintenance logs you're talking about. You're telling us "most" Tesla owners are replacing their drive trains every 50-70K miles? I highly doubt it. I own a Tesla and follow that stuff pretty closely. i haven't seen any reports of drive trains being regularly replaced by most owners, but I'm happy to be educated if you know of any actual data.
When we first started our company, we predicted the drivetrain would practically last forever,” Tesloop founder Haydn Sonnad told Quartz. “That’s proven to be relatively true.” Except for one vehicle that was totaled in a collision, every Tesla the company has bought is still running - not one has succumbed to old age.
The teslaloop guy definitely found a great use where between the free charging, battery replacement, and drive train warranty, he was able to drive operating costs way down. You can go through his list and go man that isn't bad for 400k or you can go man that is a 4 year old car and look at all the crap he had to replace.
A lot of us are curious about EVs. And a question that instantly comes up, is, “are the reliable? With the batteries last?” Until we have a lot of these on the road for a long time, we just won’t know for certain. But Tesloop does have about the best dataset we can find, and so far, it’s gone really well. And since they started buying early, this included older vehicles too.
We are all lucky that they share this data. And everybody is free to go look at it and decide fir themselves how they feel about it. I looked at it, and it helped me decide to buy a Tesla.
But it should be telling that fleet operators who buy them, are very happy with them.