It’s Electric: Mitchell Publishes Insight Report on Electric Vehicle Collision

On March 7, Mitchell published its latest trends report titled “Plugged-In: EV Collision Insights 2023 Year in Review.” Mitchell is an Enlyte company that’s a leading provider of information and technology to the collision repair industry, which encompasses auto glass repair and replacement.

According to the report, electric vehicle (EV) repairable claims have increased by 40% in 2023 in both the United States and Canada. In the United States, 1.97% of repairable claims were for electric vehicles in 2023. In Canada, it was 2.86%.

Though the sale of less expensive EVs such as Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq and Volkswagen ID.4 increased by over 100% per model over 2023, Tesla’s proportion of the total car sales in the U.S. increased by a record high of 4.2%.

According to the report, though EVs outrank  internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles once again in claim severity, the claim severity of EVs is down 5% from last year, and up 3% for ICEs.

The report also states that repair estimates for EVs are 50% more likely to include sensor-related work than ICE models 2020 or newer. This means raises the probability an EV will need a replacement and ADAS recalibration rather than repair.

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