The long-term reliability of electric and hybrid vehicles remains sparely navigated. Mass-market EVs and hybrids are relatively new in the automotive industry, and owners are experiencing a wide range of situations as their vehicles collect the miles. One first-generation Chevrolet Volt owner, Erick Belmer according to his YouTube channel, should see his Chevy surpass half-a-million miles by the end of the year. However, the car does have a few issues.
In the video above, the Chevrolet Volt has 467,838 miles on the odometer. That’s a lot of miles for any vehicle regardless of the powertrain under the hood. While nearly 500,000 miles is an achievement, it did cost some extra cash to keep it on the road. In the video, Belmer says many of the car’s current issues cropped up after an accident. In the last 18 months, he’s poured about $7,000 into the Volt, trying to