Driving a zero-emissions electric car saves money on servicing

US report shows that all-electric vehicles are 40 percent cheaper to maintain per mile than internal combustion engine vehicles

By
Ian Osborne
June 18, 2021
Category:
EV Life

According to a report from the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy report in the United States, electric cars are simpler and cheaper to maintain than internal combustion engine cars (ICE) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVS). This ultimately translates into lower scheduled maintenance costs.

The report shows that petrol and diesel vehicles cost on average $0.101 of estimated scheduled maintenance cost per mile. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) cost less at $0.094 per mile, with PHEV even better at $0.090  per mile. All-electric vehicles only cost $0.061 per mile which represents a massive 40 percent saving over a petrol or diesel vehicle.

The report explains that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) lack the oil found in ICE vehicles along with the timing belt, oxygen sensor, spark plugs and all the maintenance costs associated with them.

The hybrid-electric vehicles and the plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles share costs with both the ICE vehicles and electric vehicles but save money on brake maintenance. Not only does driving all-electric save you money it also offers zero emissions for a cleaner and more sustainable future.

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