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Investigating Long-Term Reliability and Maintenance Costs of Electric Cars

16 Mar 2023 8 mins to read
EVs are All the Rage - But Are They Worth It? There's no question that electric vehicles (EVs) have been gaining a lot of traction in the auto industry. Many drivers are increasingly intrigued by the idea of switching from gas-powered cars to electric ones.
Investigating Long-Term Reliability and Maintenance Costs of Electric Cars
Summary:

After all, who doesn't want to reduce their carbon footprint, save money, and upgrade their ride all at the same time? But, how reliable and cost-effective are EVs in the long term? Let's dive in and explore exactly what you need to consider when it comes to the long-term reliability and maintenance costs of electric cars.

EV Reliability & Maintenance: The Basics

The truth is, EVs are quite reliable vehicles. Many reports suggest that EVs have fewer parts than gas-powered vehicles and, as a result, fewer things can go wrong. In addition, the parts that exist in EVs are usually simpler and require less maintenance overall. What's more, electric cars don't need tune-ups, don't need as frequent oil and filter changes, and don't have transmission fluid or spark plugs to worry about at all.

Building on The Basics

With that in mind, there are still a few things you need to keep in mind when investigating long-term reliability and maintenance costs of electric cars.
  • Brakes: Because of their regenerative braking technology, electric cars’ brakes don't wear as quickly as gas-powered cars. That being said, they still need to be inspected periodically.
  • Tires: Tires need to be replaced every 2 to 5 years, regardless of the type of car you have.
  • Batteries: Batteries are the heart of an electric car, and they need to be taken care of to ensure long-term reliability and optimum performance. Electric car batteries last for around 12 to 15 years.

EVs & Their Maintenance Costs

Most experts agree that electric cars have lower maintenance costs compared to gas-powered cars in the long term. According to a study by the Edmunds Automotive Group, EVs cost around $326 per year to maintain, while the average gas-powered car's annual maintenance cost hovers around $408. When considering the total cost of ownership of an electric car, the U.S. Department of Energy states that an electric vehicle could save its owner around $6,000 over the course of five years when compared to a gas-powered car - a significant saving for those looking to go green on the road.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, electric cars are quite a reliable and cost-effective choice when it comes to long-term maintenance and reliability. They have fewer parts and require less maintenance than their gas-powered counterparts, and they can save you around $6,000 in total cost of ownership over the course of five years. So, if you're looking to upgrade your ride and do your part for the planet, then an electric car might just be the right choice for you.

Ready to Jump into the EV Pool? Let's Go!

Now that you know more about the long-term reliability and maintenance costs of electric cars, it's time to take your research one step further. Check out our online resources for more detailed information and take a look at our inventory of EVs to find the perfect car for you. Let's do this!
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Jamila Tinner3/24/2023, 8:46:12 PM
As someone who travels often, I'm curious about how much it costs to charge an electric car on the road.
Is it true that some electric cars have warranties that cover battery replacement costs?
I think electric cars will become more affordable as technology advances and manufacturing costs decrease.
Yo, electric cars are the future! But how much will maintenance cost down the road?
Electric cars are the way of the future, but I don't think they're practical for long road trips just yet. What do you think?
Maurine Korwatch3/15/2023, 4:28:59 PM
I'm concerned about the accessibility of charging stations in my area. Will this be an issue for maintenance costs in the long run?
How often do you have to replace the battery in an electric car?
evelynn nordell3/11/2023, 11:29:13 AM
I read that electric cars have fewer moving parts, which could mean lower maintenance costs.

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