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Are electric cars cheaper to maintain?

“No oil to change, no engine to manage, with fewer parts to wear down, electric cars are cost-efficient and easier to maintain than internal combustion engine vehicles.”

Maintenance costs for electric cars vs. internal combustion engine cars

Having an electric car leads to significant long-term savings. It is essential to be aware of where your costs will come from, and how having an electric car can lead your spending and saving during maintenance when compared to fossil fuel-powered cars.


Unlike internal combustion engine vehicles, electric cars are more reliable with the fact that they have fewer moving parts. The simplicity of the electric motor that drives electric vehicles, perhaps half a dozen moving parts which motor contains, which leads to less wear and tear of components, requires considerably less maintenance than conventional vehicles. No oil to change, no gaskets to replace, no valves to clog up, electric cars do not have internal combustion engines, so these costs disappear. By comparison, internal combustion engine cars, especially as cars age, engine maintenance can be a huge money spending.


However, electric cars are not without expenses, but the largest possible maintenance spending is a battery pack. When it begins to wear out, it will gradually lose its capability to hold a charge. As the time you own an electric vehicle gets longer, the shorter its driving range will become. However, electric car batteries do not fade away so easily that the estimates predict that the typical lithium-ion electric vehicle battery will be long enough for more than 100,000 miles (160,934 kilometers) while maintaining a stable driving range.

Fuel costs for electric cars vs. gas-powered cars

While electric cars run on electricity, internal combustion engine cars run on gasoline. The eGallon price is the cost of fueling a vehicle with electricity compared to a similar vehicle that runs on gasoline. On average, it costs about half as much to drive an electric car instead of an internal combustion engine vehicle which indicates that plug-in EVs save you a substantial amount of money. Besides, depending on the gas and electric rates where you live, energy price at the time, and the type of car you own, the exact price differs.


Incentives on having electric cars

Another good reason to go with an electric car is the rebates and incentives that the government offers. These incentives for electric cars are offered in various ways, and it is important to know what types of incentives are open to you. For example, in the UK, Plug-in Car Grant, which is a government grant, rebates the price of EV batteries by $3,700. So, a new Kia e-Niro costs just about $43,200 after the Plug-in Car Grant. Plus, an additional $600 can be saved, in which electric vehicles have no yearly or first-year tax, compared to mid-sized internal combustion engine vehicles.