The pivot to electric vehicles is moving full steam (or full voltage) ahead, with most major manufacturers having announced that their lineups will be fully electric by 2040, with some making the switch much earlier. California is by far the leading U.S market for EVs, accounting for approximately 40 percent of all electric vehicle sales in the country. The future of EVs and hybrids got a huge boost from California Governor Gavin Newsom, who in 2020 signed an executive order that all new cars and passenger trucks sold in the state be zero-emissions by 2035.
While hybrids and EVs are the future, in the current world they are not immune from defects that turn these green vehicles into yellow lemons. At Johnson & Buxton – The Lemon Law Guys, we help owners of defective electric and hybrid vehicles make claims under California’s lemon law. Our lawyers have decades of experience in this unique field of law and are here to help you get out from under an EV that just cannot be fixed and has become a major pain. Call 805-870-8449 for a free consultation.
Handling Lemon Law Claims Against All EV and Hybrid Manufacturers
At our Ventura law office, we represent clients all across California who own or lease new EVs and hybrids. The law also protects purchasers of some used cars, and we can tell you if your used car is covered.
Using our knowledge of California’s lemon law, we are prepared to represent clients in cases involving virtually all late model electric vehicles and hybrids:
- Audi e-Tron, Q2 and Q4 e-tron
- BMW iX, i4, X5 plug-in hybrid and 3, 5 and 7 Series plug-in hybrids
- Chevrolet Bolt EV; Volt hybrid, Malibu hybrid, Tahoe hybrid and Silverado hybrid
- Fiat 500e
- Ford Mustang Mach-E; F-150 hybrid, Escape hybrid, Fusion hybrid, Maverick hybrid, and Explorer hybrid
- Honda Fit and Clarity EVs; Accord hybrid, CR-V hybrid, Insight, Civic hybrid
- Hyundai Ioniq
- Jaguar I-Pace
- Mazda MX-30
- Mercedes-Benz EQB, EQE and EQS; C 350e Hybrid, GLC 350e, GLE 550e, and E-Class hybrids
- Nissan Leaf EV; Rogue hybrid
- Tesla models
- Toyota Prius, Mirai, RAV4 hybrid, Corolla hybrid, Camry hybrid and Avalon hybrid
- Volkswagen ID.4 EV; various hybrids including Jetta, Touareg, Golf, and Passat
- Volvo XC40, XC60 and XC 90 Recharge hybrids; C40 EV
What Can Go Wrong in an EV or Hybrid?
We are still in the early days of electric and hybrid technology, and the early days of new technology tend to be when the most problems occur. And because EV and hybrids are so technically complex, there is a lot that can go wrong, and when it does, the issues can be hard to find and fix properly.
Some of the most common and persistent problems to afflict EVs and hybrids include:
- Battery fails to charge or fails to hold a charge
- Overheating batteries
- Loss of range over time
- Software problems
- Control panel/infotainment faults
- Regenerative braking system issues
- Catalytic converters and other emissions components on hybrids
Could Your EV or Hybrid be a Lemon?
The advanced technology and complexity of EVs and hybrids makes them vulnerable to defects, and manufacturers often cannot fix the issue, even after several tries. Just like gas vehicles, EVs and hybrids are covered by California’s lemon law when they cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts. Take a look at our Consumer Guide to Lemon Law and consider giving our lawyers a call to talk through the situation.
Call Our California Attorneys to Discuss a Potential EV Lemon Law Claim
Electric vehicles that just cannot seem to be fixed may qualify as lemons under California law and you could be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson & Buxton – The Lemon Law Guys to discuss your EV and whether it might be a lemon. Get a free attorney consultation by calling 866-761-2317. You can also this this online form to have us reach out to you.