The EV industry would have you believe that electric cars never break down and they don’t require any maintenance.
EV’s require less maintenance, yes, and in some cases there are fewer parts to break, but EV’s are still incredibly complex machines, and regular maintenance is still needed.
Do electric cars cost less to maintain?
Electric cars are cheaper to maintain, no oil to change, no gaskets to replace, etc. Because there’s so few moving parts, electric cars don’t suffer routine break-downs, don’t need regular oil changes, etc, unlike gasoline cars. Electric vehicles are generally more reliable if only because of the fewer moving parts.
How long do electric cars last?
Plug-in hybrids with smaller batteries can recharge in about 3 hours at 120V and 1.5 hrs at 240V. Electric vehicles with larger batteries can take up to 20+ hours at 120V and 4-8 hours using a 240V charger. Electric vehicles that are equipped for fast-charging can receive an 80% charge in about 20 minutes.
How long do electric car batteries last before replacement?
The current prediction is your battery will last at least 10 years and perhaps even up to 20 years before needing replacement.
Do electric car batteries degrade?
Electric vehicle battery life & warranties. The battery in your electric car is designed for extended life, but as with any other rechargeable battery, it will degrade over time. It is important to know both what your battery warranty covers and how you can prevent your battery from a loss of capacity.