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Nassim Nicholas Taleb @nntaleb
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THE AGING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

I've had a Tesla for 17 months, 13K miles. Not a single problem. Maintenance: only parts that experienced wear/tear were the windshield wipers.

The press represents PR from oil lobbies.

Electric cars don't age as fast as regular cars.
This property (electric cars don't age fast) I had noticed in the comparative price of used cars ("refurbished"). Logically, on average, the fewer the moving parts, the fewer the problems: not a lot of entropy.
Tesla might not be a flawless diamond, but you could smell a smear campaign by the usual culprits, the propaganda machine for middlebrow called the New York Times, heavily compromised in its subservience to Saudi Barbaria/Oil lobbies.

theguardian.com/technology/201…
The argument that an electric vehicle may end up indirectly using fuel is weak; it ignores scaling: you save considerable energy by large-scale generation, rather than having a tiny factory in every car, even taking into account battery/transmission losses.
5) The reason I discussed my own experience with Tesla is #SkininTheGame, not a n=1 statistical anecdote. The discussion is from general properties/data.

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6) Keep in mind we are comparing a new convex technology, with a tiny amount of electric vehicles sold so far (< 3m) to the cumulative experience of > 600 million of ICE (80 million this year).
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