Tesla insurance is “not an easy business”, warns Warren Buffett

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The Berkshire CEO has pointed to past failures of the industry to try to get into selling coverage. Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and investing guru to millions has knocked Elon Musk’s idea to launch Tesla insurance. Buffett is seen as an expert in the insurance industry as Berkshire Hathaway thrives within it. Musk recently announced that his electric vehicle company will launch its own Tesla insurance coverage, as reported by Live Insurance News at the end of April. This was, to a large extent, a response to what…

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Tesla auto insurance becomes the company’s next venture

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The company best known for its electric cars is now stepping into the coverage side of the business. Tesla auto insurance is now underway. The electric car company has now opened the doors to a new revenue stream. This has meant to give consumers more options when trying to find coverage for their electric vehicles. Traditional insurance plans don’t always suit the needs for the complexities of all-electric cars. The InsureMyTesla policy is meant to be a solution to this problem. Tesla auto insurance will be offered exclusively for covering…

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Electric vehicles also come with higher auto insurance premiums

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Research shows that those with electric vehicles pay more for their insurance coverage Research from NerdWallet suggests that those with electric vehicles have higher auto insurance premiums. The organization has compared the premiums that drivers of electric vehicles and those with conventional vehicles experience. The reason why electric vehicles are attached to higher auto insurance premiums is due to the relatively high costs associated with operating and maintaining these vehicles. Repairing an electric vehicle can be a costly process, which could lead to financial losses for insurance providers, which has…

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Auto insurance for electric cars has certain additional implications

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  Being eco friendly also means that you need to understand your coverage. After many struggles over several decades, the electric car is finally starting to get some mainstream attention, but many would-be drivers are still finding that the cost of auto insurance is holding them back from purchasing the vehicles that they would like to drive. The cost of insuring these vehicles – which are already on the pricy side – is presenting a setback. Though slow progress is being made in the introduction of electric cars as people…

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Chevrolet Volt continues to receive top marks for crash safety from insurers

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) continues to stand by its decision to give the Chevrolet Volt the title of Top Safety Pick, regardless of a probe by the federal government that examined the post-crash fires. That said, it doesn’t mean that the Volt is off the hook quite yet. The IIHS says that it has found that this issue can occur when the vehicle has been in a serious crash. According to Russ Rader, a spokesperson for IIHS, this discovery won’t change its ratings for crash testing. Rader…

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