Have you ever had the exhaust fall off your car while driving?
It sounds and feels like the world has exploded underneath you – at least if the front gives way and you’re driving that exhaust into the ground!
Do we or don’t we? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself as we’ve considered buying a Nissan Leaf.
Electric cars are still more expensive than internal combustion, no doubt about that, far more for both new and second hand models than the normal price range we’d look at.
A dealership offered us the chance to take a 30kW Tekna home overnight. A longer demo. On the way home we chatted over the pros and cons. I mentioned the possible increased cost of maintenance when my wife pointed out that at least we wouldn’t have to replace the exhaust…
I felt rather foolish. Electric cars have no exhaust… Of course they don’t! They’re electric!
That’s a few hundred pounds we wouldn’t have to shell out every few years…