Compare Electric Car Maintenance Costs vs. Gas

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Compare Electric Car Maintenance Costs vs. Gas

Automotive manufacturers are shifting to put more of a focus on electric vehicles, and Barry Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to give you all the info you need to make an informed purchase. We're proud to offer a great selection of heavy-duty trucks for sale, and we also sell and service EVs and plug-in hybrids for those looking to upgrade to an electric Jeep. If you’d like to learn more about hybrid vehicle technology, our team is available to go over maintenance on electric cars and answer questions like, "Is it cheaper to drive an EV?" We'll also review electric car tax rebates you may be able to take advantage of and compare gas vs. electric car service costs over time so you're fully informed on your purchase. Our Dodge and Jeep dealer in Ephrata is a one-stop shop for all your automotive needs, so don't hesitate to visit us today!

Electric Car Maintenance FAQs

Do electric cars need oil changes?

No, EVs don't require oil changes because they are powered by an electric motor rather than an engine.

Does an EV cost more to service?

Generally, EV maintenance costs are lower than gas service prices because EVs have fewer moving parts and fluids. A from June 2021 explains that the estimated scheduled maintenance cost of a light-duty battery-electric vehicle is less than $.07 per mile. Meanwhile, a conventional internal combustion engine costs approximately $.10 per mile to maintain.

Should service factor into an electric car cost of ownership comparison?

It's important to consider how much you'll be paying over time for service when comparing electric cars vs. gas cars cost. It's not uncommon for drivers to spend less for electric car maintenance costs vs. gas engine service prices.

Are electric cars cheaper to maintain?

When you compare gas and electric vehicles, you'll find some of the maintenance is the same. Electric car maintenance and repairs will also include Jeep tire service and other routine procedures. However, there are fewer fluids and internal parts in EVs than their gas engine counterparts, which is why electric vehicles are often cheaper to maintain.

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