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MKH
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EV Extended Warranty Coverage

Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:29 am

A Tesla-owning friend let me know of a new company doing an extended warranty program specifically for electric cars, called X-Care. Seems like a good idea, as most standard 3rd party extended warranty programs I've seen have fine print that usually says something like "high-voltage battery, and any component connected to the high-voltage battery in an electric or hybrid vehicle are not covered", which is most of an i3. Unfortunately the X-care program is designed to mirror the Tesla warranty. Since the Tesla factory warranty covers the high-voltage battery AND the drive train for 8 yrs, 100,000 miles, this new X-Care extended warranty excludes the drive train (and HV battery) from coverage. Great for Tesla owners, but for any other electric car owner, the X-Care warranty is pretty much useless as it does not cover the electric motor or the drive train (which would likely exclude the REX motor - which is half the i3, and some of the most expensive repairs.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-auto ... SKCN1Q32GE
Mark H.
2015 i3 Rex, Capparis White, Tera World, Technology & Driving Assistant, Parking Assistant, Harman Kardon Audio System, 19 inch 427 wheels, EVoInnovate EVSE

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