I'm an expert mechanic with 55 years experience – you should NEVER buy an EV second hand for key reason | The Sun

A CAR mechanic with years of experience has revealed there’s a key reason why you should never buy a second hand electric vehicle.

Scotty Kilmer took to his popular YouTube channel to advise you should never buy a used electric car at an auction.

He said: “Electric cars are so expensive to fix.

“If it’s at an auction there’s probably some serious problem.

“If the battery’s degraded… Phew, they’re expensive, they cost a fortune.

“Now you can get a manufacturer’s refurbished one for a couple of thousand, or something like that.

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“But they’re just repaired old batteries… and if it’s 12 years old and if it’s been refurbished it may last a year.

“It won’t have full power and you may only get 50-60 per cent.

“So unless you want to make a toy out of it, I’d run away from that thing.”

“I would never, ever buy any electric car at an auction.”

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He added that at an auction you can’t get an expert to check it out to make sure everything is working properly.

Scotty advised it was best to "stay well away.”

The expert, who has 55 years experience, has also given three reasons why EV prices are falling.

Elsewhere, the five most common complaints about EVs have been revealed – and how you can fix them.

It comes after an urgent warning was issued over EVs after a serious problem with their security was revealed.

Meanwhile, a motors expert found himself trapped in the middle of the night while testing out the EVs with the longest stated ranges in the UK.

A chauffeur has also claimed that EVs are proving to be a nightmare for drivers and their passengers – even on short journeys.

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