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Outspoken car expert John Cadogan has launched an epic spray at electric vehicles, accusing them of being expensive to repair and plummeting in resale value.
The veteran motoring journalist who runs the AutoExpert website made the comments in typically colourful fashion on a YouTube video posted on Tuesday which is titled 'Tesla EVs are just too expensive to own - says Hertz CEO'.
Cadogan uses the huge US rental car company Hertz as a case study for the issues besetting electric vehicles and Teslas, in particular.
Hertz this week announced it was slowing the introduction of 100,000 Teslas into into its fleet - with only around 35,000 operating - despite first announcing the bulk purchase in 2021.
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In a typically pithy and expletive-laden post, Cadogan explained why.
'The damn things just cost too much to keep on the road and the resale value Is s***,' he said.
Hertz Global CEO Stephen Scherr said that collision and damage repairs on a Tesla cost 'about twice that associated with a comparable combustion engine vehicle'.
The electric vehicle market globally has been stalling with AutoForecast Solutions Vice President Sam Fiorani telling Business Insider 'the spectacular growth we've seen over the last few years cannot be sustained'.
Cadogan explained this as a shortage of 'virtue-signalling t**ts'.
'Electric scientology zealot customers seems to be plateauing,' he said.
John Cadogan said that if Tesla can only compete by lowering the price of its cars, the company was 'doomed'
'It could signal an end to the age of bullsh***.'
In response he said Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who he called 'electric Jesus', has been forced to 'start inelegantly slashing prices to