b'MOTORSMcCanns MotorsRichard McCann The latest news for motorists from our man McCannElectric Car ReliabilityIve lost count of the times Ive been told that electricthe Tesla Model Ss electric powertrain is proving cars will put car mechanics out of business becausereliable, the same cant be said of its electrical systems theres no engine to go wrong!. Well yeah, but theresor bodywork. Issues reported by owners included bent plenty more that gives trouble, as the latest survey fromseat frames, broken door handles and parking sensor What Car magazine shows. failures. Just over half of the cars were out of action for I once dared to write in a national newspaper thatat least a week and some fixes cost more than 1500.Teslas were perhaps less than perfect and the abuseThe Renault Zoe cant match the exemplary record of and trolling I received from fanatics had to be seen toits main rival, the Nissan Leaf; 36% suffered faults, of be believed. So goodness knows what will happen thiswhich 21% were engine electrics. More than half of time when I reveal that the least reliable car was TeslasZoes were forced off the road for more than a week, Model S. but all were repaired under warranty.What went wrong? Bodywork 30%; Non-engineAlmost a third of BMW i3s were faulty. Bodywork electrics 19%; Interior trim 7%; Suspension 7%; Air- caused the most trouble (12%), ahead of suspension, con 4%; Battery 4%; Brakes 4%; Exterior lights 4%;air-con and sat-nav (all 6%). Most cars were fixed Sat-nav 4%; Steering 4%; Wheels/tyres 4%. Althoughwithin a week, and all of them for free.Reliability for hybrids and electric cars aged one to four yearsRank Make and model Score1 Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 99.7%2 Toyota Yaris Hybrid (2011-present) 98.2%3 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (2014-present) 97.7%4 Lexus IS (2013-present) 97.6%5 Toyota Auris Hybrid (2013-present) 96.7%6 Lexus NX (2009-2017) 96.6%7 Toyota Prius (2016-present) 94.0%8 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV (2016-present) 93.8%9 BMW i3 (2013-present) 91.0%10 Renault Zoe (2013-present) 83.0%11 Tesla Model S (2013-present) 50.9%62 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts'