Disgusting Liberal Elitist
I think this refers to the Tesla Model Y's structural battery pack. I don't know that it applies to any other EV.One of the reasons we've held off on an EV. Insurance premium would more than double.
Scratched EV battery? Your insurer may have to junk the whole car
I read a story (thought I posted it in this thread) about a shitload of low mileage EVs being totaled and scrapped, for just this reason.
The structural battery pack takes unibody construction a little further and reduces weight by about 15%. I haven't heard about scratched EV battery packs or high insurance on the Tesla and EV forums I follow which are mostly Teslarati and teslamotorsclub.com.
However, I do have a dog in this fight because I'm sorta kinda in the market and I'm NOT going to buy a Y until I figure this out. Luckily, I have a rather nice S and so there's no hurry. I am looking at other EVs as well.