If you’re looking to upgrade to a fuel-efficient hybrid or end your relationship with gasoline for good at the helm of a new electric vehicle, the Mastria Volkswagen sales team is here to provide all the information you need. Customers who’ve visited us often ask us questions like "Are electric cars cheaper to maintain?" and "do electric cars need maintenance?" Although electric Volkswagen vehicles still require maintenance, they often need less attention than their gas-powered counterparts. Factor in the reduced fuel costs and it’s no wonder why so many New England Volkswagen fans are making the switch to electric cars. Visit our VW dealership near New Bedford to browse Volkswagen ID.4 EV reservations.
Electric Car Maintenance FAQs
What are the costs of charging an EV vs. gas prices?
Although oil prices tend to fluctuate, the cost to charge the average EV is significantly less expensive than it is to fill your tank, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Do electric cars need maintenance?
Yes, electric vehicle service is still a necessity in keeping your car running smoothly. It’s good to note that the costs are significantly lower than if you were to buy a gas-engine vehicle.
Does an EV cost more to service?
Electric car maintenance is more affordable than gas service costs. A U.S. Department of Energy report 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.
Are electric cars cheaper to maintain?
There are similarities between electric vs. gas service items, including Volkswagen tire rotations and brake replacements. However, EVs don’t require service for timing belts and spark plugs. You’ll also be able to say goodbye to oil changes, giving electric cars the edge when it comes to maintenance and repair costs.