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Electric Car Maintenance A Third Cheaper Than Combustion Vehicles?

Driving an electric car has plenty of advantages, but many owners also like the simplicity of their vehicles.

An electric motor is incredibly simple in operation. In contrast, internal combustion engines can be made up of hundreds of parts–even thousands, in particularly advanced engines.

That’s why it’s perhaps unsurprising to hear that new research suggests electric cars could cost 35 percent less to maintain than their combustion counterparts (via TheGreenCarWebsite).

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A study conducted at the Institute for Automotive Research (IFA) at the Nürtingen-Geislingen University in southern Germany, concluded that an EV’s simplicity pays dividends over longer ownership periods.

While the initial cost of electric cars is still high, they’re not only cheaper to “fuel”, but are expected to chew through consumable items much more slowly.

The study found that over eight years, with a relatively low annual mileage of 5,000 miles per year, a typical small, combustion-engined car would cost 3,650 Euros, or $4,770 in maintenance.

That includes typical maintenance like oil changes, brakes, tires, spark plugs, filters and more.
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