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The most reliable electric cars - and the least

Electric cars are at the cutting edge of technology, but does that make them more or less prone to faults, and which are the most and least dependable models?.....

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Electric cars are still relatively new to the mainstream, so you might be a bit worried about whether their technology can be relied on. Fortunately, the answer generally appears to be 'yes', with owners of most models rating them very highly in our 2021 Reliability Survey.

For the survey, we asked more than 16,000 What Car? readers to let us know if their cars had suffered any faults over the past year, and if so, which areas went wrong.

Electric cars achieved an average score of 92.9%. Here we've looked closer at the data to name the most and least dependable electric cars up to five years old.

The 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey is now open. Tell us about your car for the chance to win a great prize in one of our monthly draws >>