Every auto company has started to manufacture electric vehicles and almost every customer is planning to buy one today or in the future. It’s likely that you are one of them and why shouldn’t you be. Not only an electric vehicle benefits the environment, but it also offers several benefits to you.
But you might have different questions in your mind right now related to maintaining an electric vehicle. You don’t know how often an electric car requires a repair and how much will it cost you. Being confused about this is normal; as the electric models are different from traditional models in many aspects. In this article, we will try to answer all these questions and give you a complete idea of what it’s like to maintain an electric vehicle.
It is widely assumed that repairing an electric vehicle costs more than the traditional vehicle as these vehicles use the latest technology. This is contrary to reality. Because electric vehicles have fewer mechanical components in them, they require less maintenance and cost less as well. But this doesn’t mean that you won’t have to service this vehicle from time to time as just like other vehicles you need to maintain parts other than the engine as well.
Electric vehicles contain one electric motor or more in some cases. Unlike traditional vehicles which have thousands of parts, an electric motor is quite simple. Most of the motors only have up to 18 components. You don’t have to change oil or renew the filter or change the water pump. But you might need to have it checked by a technician from time to time. A diagnostic machine will be used which will highlight any fault.
The battery is similar as well, in fact, it requires even less maintenance as there are no moving parts in it. The technician will diagnose the individual cells and if there are any damaged cells they will be identified and corrected.
If a repair is required, you will have to go to a specialist. Today, your best option is going to an authorized main dealer. Many workshops will have an EV specialist which can diagnose and correct the faults in your vehicle.