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Family learns unforgettable lesson when electric vehicle battery suddenly dies, replacement costs more than the car
By Chris Enloe
July 18, 2022
Climate change advocates push electric vehicles, arguing they help save the planet and save consumers money over time.
But one Florida family just learned that is not always true.
Avery Siwinski, a 17-year-old from St. Petersburg, loved her electric Ford Focus. Her parents spent $11,000 on the used vehicle, a 2014 with 60,000 miles on the odometer. Siwinski described her wheels as "small and quiet and cute."
Then one day, just six months after her parents purchased the vehicle, it suddenly stopped working.
"In March, it started giving an alert," Siwinski told WTSP-TV. "And then we took it to the shop and it stopped running."