EVDRIVER wrote:LEAFs also don't end up being scrapped they in many cases go to auction and are shipped in very large numbers to Russia, Ukraine, the EU, etc. The export numbers are incredibly high for used LEAFs, one single private party alone ships many thousands of cars yearly.
This is what really sucks, historically this practice was all but impossible and it kept used cars cheap with plentiful parts.
But do to trade imbalance and empty supertankers we now export (in some cases) over 90% of specific models of junk cars.
It means getting a junk car is many times more expensive than buying one that runs.
It isn’t limited to leaf, it’s almost everything under 20 years old.
To me it almost needs a ban in place,
it means that the age of a cheap car is getting older every day and it has wide spanning consequences since folks on the low end are ending up further down the spectrum at a higher price.
It went from bad to worse during cash for junkers where many cars were exported,
now it’s just gotten crazy.