Electric Vehicle Ownership
Taking care of your Electric Vehicle
A fully electric vehicle is likely to have lower service, maintenance and repair costs than a traditional petrol or diesel vehicle.
Electric motors contain fewer than 20 moving parts meaning they are inherently reliable. Overall battery electric vehicles have thousands fewer mechanical working parts than the equivalent internal combustion engine vehicle – thus there are fewer parts that require attention. However, it is still essential that these are checked periodically to ensure optimum reliability, performance and safety.
SERVICE & MAINTENANCE FAQS
How do I care for my electric vehicle?
In order to maintain your electric vehicle in optimum condition it is recommended that you visit your local Authorised Retailer regularly in line with the recommended service schedule.
For our battery electric cars, this is generally every 2 year or 16,000 miles (whichever comes first) but refer to your vehicle service book for the correct information.
Who can Service my electric vehicle?
Our Authorised Repairers can carry out regular servicing and maintenance on your electric vehicle. Our experts will ensure that your vehicle stays in optimum condition.
It is particularly important that no interventions are carried out on any part of the high voltage system, except by an appropriately trained technician with the correct safety equipment and tooling.
Is caring for my electric vehicle more expensive?
A fully electric vehicle is likely to have lower maintenance costs than a traditional internal combustion engine – as electric vehicles contain far fewer mechanical working parts.
Regenerative braking will also reduce wear on brake pads and disks extending their life.
What kind of regular maintenance can I expect?
Regular maintenance for an electric vehicle is very similar to that of a petrol or diesel vehicle. Wear and tear items such as: tyres, brakes, wipers and bulbs will need replacing as the vehicle ages. Suspension components may also need replacing throughout a vehicles life dependant on use and mileage.
An electric vehicle requires coolant to ensure that its battery stays in optimum operating range, therefore this will need changing periodically to aid longevity and range.