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Maintenance

Maintenance is an important consideration when buying any new car.  You will see lower costs and less visits to your maintenance shop with a full battery electric vehicle because they rely on sturdy electric motors, fewer moving parts, and they have no internal combustion engine. 

Without an internal combustion engine you won’t need oil changes or smog checks, and battery eleclectri vehicle (BEVs) drive-trains and brakes have significantly reduced wear and tear.  Also, with regenerative braking, brake pads last longer.  According to the United States Department of Energy’s Vehicle Cost Calculator Model, BEVs cost 28% less per mile for tires and maintenance compared to their gasoline counterparts.   

Warranties

When you buy or lease a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV), you won’t have to worry about replacing the battery any time soon.  PEVs on the market today come with an extended warranty for their batteries.  For pure BEVs, most have an 8 year / 80,000 mile warranty and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) have a 10 year / 100,000 mile warranty.