EV's Inexpensive to Maintain, Less Repairs

 New Consumer Reports Analysis

                                       Source: Toyota Prius

Another Great Reason To Go Electric

According to Consumer Reports, electric vehicles, over a lifetime, are vastly less expensive to maintain than gas powered cars.  In fact, they cost half as much to maintain.  And, the savings are about the same whether the car is a hybrid or totally battery operated.  This is another great reason, on top of zero emissions, to consider going electric.

Numbers Tell the Story

Consumer Reports analysis breaks it down this way.  Over the lifetime of the vehicle, ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles cost $0.061 per mile in maintenance and repair costs.  Electric battery cars like the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model 3 cost $0.031 per mile and plug in hybrids like the Toyota Prius cost $0.030 per mile.

Consumer Reports Conclusion

According to Consumer Reports, EV repairs are much less frequent and the vehicles don't need as much maintenance as gas powered cars.  Many of them also deliver better acceleration than gas powered vehicles.  At the moment, electric vehicles are more expensive to buy.  But, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is promising an electric vehicles by Tesla at $25,000 by 2023.


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