Electric vehicles (EVs) truly are high-tech. But did you know they’re also low-cost when it comes to maintenance? It’s estimated that the price of servicing your electric car, SUV, or truck will be about one-third of what you’d spend on service for a vehicle with an internal combustion engine (ICE).
Why Electric Cars Cost Less To Maintain
Electric vehicles have fewer moving parts than their ICE counterparts. There’s no fuel or water pumps to replace, radiators to service, engine gaskets to leak, or fuel-injection systems to go bad. You won’t need regular maintenance for the transmission, spark plugs, oxygen sensor, timing belts, fuel filters, or engine air filters.
Despite all of the amazing technology that goes into electric cars, they are quite easy to maintain and cost roughly one-third of what you’d typically spend to keep a gas-powered car serviced.
Here are a few more reasons why EVs cost less to operate:
- The battery, motor, and electronic devices require little to no regular maintenance.
- There’s no engine oil to change and fewer fluids to replenish.
- The wear on brakes is significantly reduced by regenerative braking, which is much gentler on the brake pads.