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EVs: Easier to Maintain, Harder to Fix

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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.

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