EVs: Easier to Maintain, Harder to Fix
April 6, 2022—Despite being easier to routinely maintain, EVs are expensive to buy and can be hard to repair.
EVs costs $949 annually to maintain an EV, one-third less than a gas-powered vehicle, according to AAA , something consumers see as a plus. However, the downside happens in repairs when EV battery replacement can range from $5,000 to $20,000. It’s not something consumers think about when facing duress from the pump.
On top of that, finding a specialized mechanic can be challenging. Auto technicians are willing to learn, but training is lacking. One more factor consumers need to consider before buying, reports ABC 7 Detroit.