The Truth About EV – Electric Vehilcles

Does increasing prominence of the electric car mean the end of DIY repairs? Let’s investigate and see just how much maintenance electric cars need and how that impacts your wallet.


We’ll also share some practical tips on how to care for your electric car. So hop in and let’s get going did you know that a conventional internal combustion engine can have as many as 2000 moving parts but an electric car has far fewer moving parts.  That’s because they have an electric motor instead of a gas powered motor. For example the drivetrain in an electric vehicle can have around 20 parts. So overall fewer moving parts means fewer mechanical problems. But… that doesn’t mean electric cars are maintenance free either. Electric cars have complex electrical components like power steering motors, AC pumps and high voltage relay banks.

So let’s look at the five most common maintenance issues for electric vehicles and their costs:

The battery pack in an electric car is like the heart of the vehicle. Taking care of it as you would care for the engine in a regular gas powered car is very important. Keep in mind also that the battery of an electric car is not the same battery that we’re used to seeing in a traditional car. In terms of function, the EVs motor does the work traditionally done by the internal combustion engine. To operate it needs the battery which powers it the battery is one of the most expensive parts of the electric vehicle.  In fact, it’s more expensive than the motor itself and its condition affects the residual value of the entire electrical vehicle. So that’s why it’s important to take care of the battery.  It’s good to keep in mind that it can get damaged if the vehicle is left in extremely hot or cold temperatures for too long or it can die completely. If you charge it too much or too often. Generally under normal driving conditions,  electric vehicle batteries last up to 10 years before they need to be replaced .

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