Gas cars have had good driving, but their age is about to end. But the transition is quick or slow, every year more people buy battery-powered electric cars instead of combustion-driven models, and one important reason is that electric cars have far fewer parts. This means that maintenance and repair of electric cars can be considerably cheaper in the long term.
If you are ready to make the transition from gas to electricity and you are not really thinking, think about this – a typical electric car has about 200 parts. A typical gas car has at least 1,000.
There are 800 fewer parts that can be worn in an electric car. 800 fewer pieces that cost money and time to replace. 800 fewer things that can go wrong, which endangers you or your passengers.
When you add everything up, that difference is huge potential savings, especially if you want to keep your vehicles on the road for as many years as possible.
Electric cars need fewer filters and fluids
Internal combustion engines have hundreds of distinct mechanical elements to control the explosive process they rely on for energy. Electric motors can have as few as just three components.
As a result, electric motors have no need for air, fuel and oil filters, spark plugs and exhaust components such as silencers. They use fewer fluids that require flushing and replacement, such as oils designed to lubricate transmissions.
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They are easier to cool  Because they do not burn gas for power take electric cars fewer components to keep cool. This means you can avoid many parts of traditional radiators, including mixed belts, hoses and pipes that break down and fail over time. In particular, timing belts are no longer necessary, as there is no need to check open and close motor valves.
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Electric cars run on batteries – arguably their most important component! However, these power packages are different from the models we are used to working with in gas vehicles. Electric vehicles use rechargeable batteries, usually lithium ion, lead acid or nickel metal hydride (NiMH).
Because they are so critical to the entire operation, batteries are the one part of electric cars that are expensive to replace. However, how much money you save in other areas will offset this over the years, and batteries, unlike gas engines, are currently becoming cheaper and more durable each year.
Without traditional car batteries in the mix, you don't have to worry about your dynamo going out, because you don't need one! And without that alternator, you don't need the hose belt that drives it either.
They do not need a gearbox
Specific designs differ, but electric cars can generally deliver powerful torque much more directly and efficiently to wheels, allowing for both high acceleration speeds and fast top speeds. You also don't need that clutch – a huge cost savings in vehicles on the road for ten years or more.
They brake differently
Electric cars use regenerative braking, recover energy from slowdowns and stop using their electric motors. This means that you can start keeping almost any money you would otherwise have had to lose over the years to repair and replace brake pads and rotors.
They need much less repetitive maintenance
With your upgraded electric motor, you can almost completely manage a goodbye to the oil changes, gearboxes, gearbox adjustments, radiator coils and general settings. You also do not need an exhaust system, so scratch the muffler and catalytic converter. There are still things to maintain in electric cars, just not so many. And all these maintenance savings are before you even contribute to the price of gas!
In short, electric vehicles are steadily becoming cheaper to own than old cars. Whether you have already made the switch to battery-powered driving, or if you plan to do so in the next few years, your electric car will ultimately save you considerable time and money.
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