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Electric Vehicle Maintenance Guide

Written by Lisa Iscrupe

Edited by Hannah Hillson

Last updated 12/16/2022

Older man pops the hood of his electric car.
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Key Points

  • Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have less maintenance than internal combustion engine (ICE) conventional vehicles.
  • Electric vehicles (EVs) have fewer mechanical components to maintain.
  • BEVs do not require standard vehicle upkeep, such as oil changes, transmission care, and replacement of small parts like spark plugs.
  • The primary maintenance on a BEV includes tires, brakes, filters, wipers, and lights.
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