Are electric cars easier to maintain?

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One of the most significant breakthroughs of the 21st century has to be the advent of the Electric Vehicle (EV). It couldn’t have come at a better time either considering the recent skyrocketing of greenhouse gas emissions. However, while the technology is revolutionary, it is still at a relatively nascent stage as compared to fuel cars.

Possibly some of the biggest obstacles towards a large scale adoption of electric vehicles are unawareness and baseless myths. To curb this issue, several auto manufacturers have demonstrated how and why an EV holds tremendous potential in India. Here are some features that put an EV at an advantage over a fuel vehicle. 

New Charging Solutions

Electric vehicle manufacturers have stepped up their game in providing you with easily accessible charging. For instance, MG’s new ZS EV is making drastic changes to the problem of charging electric vehicles in India. Offering as many as five charging options, you don’t have to worry about being stranded. These include-

  • AC chargers for your home or office
  • An onboard charging cable for when you’re on the go
  • DC chargers that will give you a full charge in 50 minutes!
  • AC chargers in MG workshops across 20 cities
  • Portable chargers and Roadside Assistance for emergencies

Lack of an Internal Combustion Engine

It is a well-known fact that the presence of an internal combustion engine automatically implies higher servicing costs. On the other hand, an EV does not come with an internal combustion engine which means it has fewer moving parts that demand regular maintenance. 

Its power is generated by way of Lithium-ion batteries which have been manufactured to meet global safety standards and can last several years. In other words, the maintenance costs for valves, fuel tanks, tailpipes, clutches etc. disappear!

Longer-lasting Transmission

When it comes to fuel cars, maintenance costs of the gearbox can be exponentially high as it needs periodic maintenance and oil changes. The cost of maintenance for an EV, on the other hand, is reduced due to its one-speed automatic transmission. In fact, the owner of an EV will only need to change gear oil once a year.

Keep in mind, though, that this is subject to change depending on your usage. 

Fewer Services

A regular car usually needs to be taken in for service twice a year. However, in the case of electric vehicles, this frequency is much lower. This is due to the advancements in the technologies behind batteries as the newly popular lithium-ion batteries are good for around 100,000 miles. In fact, the servicing time for an Electric Vehicle is inevitably lower as you don’t have to bother with an engine that usually takes up the most time. While some people may argue that an EV seems like an expensive proposition at the beginning, it must also be understood how it can be helpful in the long run. It not only reduces your carbon footprint but is also a solution to the problem of renewable energy. This notion of sustainability is precisely what MG Motor had in mind while developing the MG ZS EV, which was recently launched in India. It offers you the ability to #ChangeWhatYouCan and transforms your way of living forever.