How much does maintenance cost for an electric car and who can do it?
Maintenance of an electric car costs less than for a conventional combustion engine car. Electric motors have far fewer moving parts subject to wear and tear (such as the clutch) and no consumable fluids in difference to conventional vehicles. Consequently they are cheaper and easier to maintain. Wear on the brake pads is also reduced, thanks to the use of energy recovery systems during braking. Finally, the service life of a battery is comparable to that of the car and is therefore not subject to maintenance.
Maintenance of electric vehicles can be carried out by mechanics authorised by the car manufacturer.