Oh Those Pricy Electric Vehicles: Minor Fender-Bender Turns Into $42,000 Bill

An Ohio man and Rivian truck owner said his vehicle was struck at a “relatively low speed,” so low, in fact, that the airbags didn’t inflate.

Chris Apfelstadt said the insurance company of the driver who rear-ended him estimated the damage at $1,600 and covered that cost.

But the repair shop “completely disassembled” the truck and found and additional $40,000 of damage, which also was covered by the insurance company

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