How are electric cars cheaper to maintain?

I’ve heard that one of the perks of buying an electric car is not only saving money on gas but saving money on repairs. Is this true, and if so, how are electric cars cheaper to maintain?

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Answer provided by
Allison Stone
Answered on Apr 14, 2022
One of the big reasons it might be cheaper to maintain your new electric car is because they are overall less mechanically complex than their gas-powered rivals.
Some examples of why electric cars require less maintenance overall include:
  • No need for regular fluid changes such as engine oil
  • Less wear on brakes due to regenerative braking
  • Fewer parts overall than a standard combustion engine
That being said, electric car parts themselves can be expensive and repair requires the know-how of a specialized mechanic.
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