Compare Electric Cars vs. Gas Cars Service Costs
If you’ve been considering making the switch from a gas-powered vehicle to one of the impressive new Ford electric cars, know that the Future Ford of Concord team wants to provide you with all the information you need. One factor to consider when doing an electric car cost of ownership comparison is how much you currently spend on routine maintenance and Ford service. Electric vehicle maintenance is not quite as expensive as gas engine service at our Ford dealership in Concord. Don’t forget that we offer free electric car charging stations at Future Ford, allowing you to save even more!
Electric Car Repair FAQs
Do electric cars need oil changes?
No, electric vehicles do not need oil changes, as they are equipped with a motor instead of a gas engine. Please note that hybrid Ford models do require oil changes.
What’s the required maintenance on electric cars?
Electric vehicles do not have as many moving parts as those with gas engines, so there are fewer routine maintenance tasks required. For example, Ford electric cars do not need oil changes, and you don’t have to worry about replacing spark plugs or other engine components. However, routine maintenance for electric cars still must include tire rotations, wheel alignments, brake inspections and more.
What are the electric car maintenance costs vs. gas?
Because EV motors generally require less maintenance than gas engines, you may find you spend less money on routine visits to our electric car service center. In June 2021, a estimated that the scheduled maintenance cost of a light-duty battery-electric vehicle is less than $.07 per mile. By comparison, a conventional internal combustion engine costs approximately $.10 per mile to maintain.