Why Do EVs Cost So Much to Maintain?

Dealing with summer gasoline price spike; Road Tests of 2021 Nissan Armada, 2021 Volkswagen Atlas; Interview with Blink's Mike Battaglia on EV Charging

There is shocking news about how much it costs to maintain electric vehicles just out. We’ll tell you all about it in this episode of America on the Road. A new study reveals that everything you knew about electric vehicles — or at least everything you knew about how much it costs to maintain them — is all wrong. The details surprised us, and we’ll give you our opinion on the analysis.

In the interview segment of the program, we dive even deeper into EVs. Our guest is Mike Battaglia, senior vice president at Blink, a big player in the electric vehicle charging business. Our host Jack Nerad got a chance for a no-holds-barred conversation with Battaglia on how the average consumer can happily live with an electric vehicle. Plus Battaglia has a fascinating business proposition for everyone in the country (almost) who owns a parking space, so tune in for that.

The 2021 Nissan Armada was the road trip vehicle for the Teague family this past week, and we’ll give you their candid reactions.

In the road test segment co-host Chris Teague packed up his family into a full-size 2021 Nissan Armada SUV, and he’ll reveal to us what he found out. Teague typically likes smaller vehicles so we’re eager for his take on the imposing Armada.

Host Jack Nerad talks about his evaluation of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas. It, too, is a sizable SUV, but not quite of the same proportions as the Armada. The Atlas brings a European sensibility and twist to the midsize SUV segment. Nerad will give us his straight-from-the-shoulder assessment of how it fares in comparison to better-known competitors like the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander.

The VW Atlas midsize crossover SUV provides distinctive style plus an extremely roomy and comfortable interior.

In the listener question portion of America on the Road, both host and co-host field an inquiry about gasoline prices and summer-blend gas. Their answers should shed some light on a difficult situation as we enter the summer driving season.

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