Compare Ford Electric Car Maintenance Costs vs. Gas

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E being charged in a large open warehouse

Compare Ford Electric Car Maintenance Costs vs. Gas

Hoffman Ford has quickly become a proven leader in Connecticut EV sales and service, and you’ll see as much when you visit with our Ford EV mechanics. Our expert technicians know all there is to know about Mustang Mach-E repairs and F-150 Lightning service costs, so you can feel confident when you hand them the keys to your Ford electric SUV or truck. Haven’t made the switch to electric just yet? If not, we still encourage you to swing by our local auto repair shop so that you can compare EV maintenance costs vs. gas service costs for yourself. Here at our Ford dealership near Hartford, we’ll get you up to speed on EV service intervals so you can see firsthand why so many local car buyers have gone electric.

Electric Vehicle Service FAQs

Do electric cars need oil changes?

No. You won’t have to schedule an oil change in East Hartford for your new Ford EV because they are powered by electric motors rather than gasoline engines.

Does an EV cost more to service?

Electric vehicles typically cost less to service compared to gas-powered cars because there are fewer moving parts and fluids to maintain. According to a U.S. Department of Energy report from June 2021, the estimated scheduled maintenance cost of a light-duty battery-electric vehicle is less than $.07 per mile, while a conventional internal combustion engine costs about $.10 per mile to service.

Are electric cars cheaper to maintain?

In most cases, yes. Because electric powertrain designs feature a much lower part count than the average internal combustion engine, you’ll enjoy a simplified, more affordable maintenance routine. Forget about bothering with tune-ups, timing belt replacements and other common gas engine maintenance requirements -- when you buy an EV, you’ll be doing more minor, infrequent service such as windshield wiper replacement and tire repairs.

Are electric car service intervals the same as gas vehicles?

Not usually. In fact, you can typically go longer between service visits with an EV when compared to a gas-powered car. You’ll still need to visit us if you want to schedule a tire rotation nearby or require new Ford brakes, but we can discuss how often this might be needed when you visit our Ford service center near Hartford.

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