Yet another huge advantage of driving an EV!
This video is outstanding because it sticks right to the point. As you can see, cameras are zoomed in on the pedals of the Tesla Model X and the undisclosed ICE car, counting how many times the driver applies the brakes while driving the exact same route.
Now You Know assures that you know what they are discussing, with a brief but clear explanation of the exact nature of regenerative braking.
This is another financial gain of having an EV that many people don’t even consider.
If you are only applying your brakes in more dire situations, obviously they are going to last you longer. Not only will you save the money on brake jobs, but also the hassle of dealing with the service center, and your time (which for many of us is perhaps more valuable).
The results show that you will spend about $1,800 in brake work if you drive your ICE car 200,000. There are many variables, including which EV your drive, how you drive, where you drive, etc., but you should be able to travel three to four times as far in your Tesla Model X (or other EV) without needing to worry about a brake job.
Video Description via Now You Know on YouTube:
Welcome back for another episode of Now You Know! Today we have an ICE car vs. Tesla Challenge! We put Sparky in a head to head challenge against Jesse’s ICE car and we time how long each car uses their brakes while driving the same route. Watch can see who comes out on top!