Electric cars are 59% less likely to leave you stranded, according to one of the UK’s leading breakdown cover providers.

The myth about poor electric car reliability has been busted, according to data from one of the UK’s leading breakdown providers.

Contrary to common perceptions, EVs are 59% less likely to require a breakdown call-out than ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles.

Our figures show electric cars ranging from new to 10-years old are 59% less prone to breakdowns than ICE cars,” says Lee Puffett, Managing Director of Start Rescue. “This might surprise some motorists, but with more than a million EVs now on the UK’s roads it shows drivers can choose an EV confident that they are less likely to be stranded at the roadside.”


Lee Puffett adds: “The hurdle to buying an EV of any age is more psychological than real for most buyers looking to make the switch from ICE to electric power. EV batteries are not like the ones in your mobile phone or laptop – they retain far more of their charge capacity to give you plenty of driving range. However, you still need to look after the 12-volt battery to avoid one of the most common causes of call-outs.”

EVs use a 12-volt battery for the same functions as petrol/diesel cars. These include the dashboard, lights, and wipers. EVs face fewer flat battery call-outs than petrol/diesel cars (23.7% vs 29.7%). However, it’s important to maintain the 12-volt battery, as it’s necessary to open doors and start the vehicle.

Start Rescue offers dedicated EV breakdown cover, with fully trained operatives who can get you back on the road or recover your vehicle to an agreed location as per your policy. According to What Car?, Start Rescue is the quickest to respond, with 77% of call-outs reached within 30 minutes to an hour.

Start Rescue has received a 4.4-star rating on Trustpilot, a five-star Defaqto rating, and has been a Which? Recommended Provider for five years in a row. It was also awarded Best Breakdown Cover provider in the Finder Customer Satisfaction Awards 2024. (www.finder.com), Scoring 4.9 out of 5 for overall satisfaction with a 94% recommendation rate.

Start Rescue is a part of Call Assist, the fourth largest breakdown and recovery service in the UK with over 2 million customers, launched in 2009.

For further breakdown advice you can visit,If you need more detailed guidance, you can visit the website; startrescue.co.uk.

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