Electric & Hybrid Maintenance vs. Gas Service

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Chevrolet is on the cusp of steering full speed into the electric vehicle revolution, with new Chevy Bolt EV and EUV models currently in our showroom and models like the electric Silverado, Equinox EV and Blazer EV coming soon. What does this mean when it comes to your auto maintenance and car repair costs? If you have any EV uncertainty when it comes to electric car maintenance, have no fear because our Chevy dealership near Orion is here to help alleviate your concerns. EVs are actually cheaper to maintain than gas vehicles for a variety of reasons, and hybrid models also help save you money. How? Keep reading to learn all about EV car repair costs vs. gas auto service.

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Electric Car Auto Service FAQs

Do electric cars need oil changes?

No, electric cars do not need to get oil changes because they do not utilize oil like gas vehicles do. This is because EVs are powered by an electric motor and not an engine.

Are electric cars less expensive when it comes to auto service?

With fewer fluids and moving parts than gas-powered cars, electric vehicles are cheaper to maintain. EVs require less maintenance over time because there’s never any need to worry about oil changes, spark plug replacements and other services that are specific to gas-powered vehicles. Some services, such as those related to tires and brakes, will remain the same, but overall your service costs will be less as there are fewer things to address when compared to a gas model.

Does an electric car or a gas car cost more to service?

EV service costs are usually cheaper than gas service prices. Why? Because fewer moving parts and fluids require attention, helping to cut down on costs over time. Per a U.S. Department of Energy report from June 2021, the estimated scheduled maintenance cost of a light-duty battery-electric vehicle is less than $0.07 per mile. Gas vehicles, on the other hand, cost approximately $0.10 per mile to maintain.

How much does charging a car cost?

Charging a car is inexpensive, and occasionally even free! Prices vary based on utility prices, type of charger being used, etc.

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