Electric Car Maintenance Costs Vs Gas

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Compare Nissan Electric Car Maintenance Costs vs. Gas

New Nissan EV models are a lot of things: stylish, advanced, comfortable, efficient. They’re also big on saving you money thanks to their zero-emissions design, eligibility for state and federal tax credits and a drastically reduced maintenance schedule when compared to gas vehicle service costs. That’s right: when you compare EV maintenance costs vs. gas service costs, you’ll find that models like the new Nissan LEAF and Nissan ARIYA are poised to keep your cash in your pocket thanks to fewer service requirements. To learn more, visit our Nissan dealership in West Simsbury today and ask our local auto service department to review common EV service costs in detail.

Electric Vehicle Service FAQs


Do electric cars need oil changes?

No. A new Nissan EV, like all electric vehicles, will never need an oil change because they are equipped with electric motors rather than gasoline engines.

Does an EV cost more to service?

Nissan 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 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. That’s because the design of an electric powertrain has a much lower part count than the average internal combustion engine. With fewer parts comes a more streamlined EV maintenance schedule, as you’ll never need to bother worrying about keeping up with tune-ups, fluid changes, timing belt replacements and other common gas engine maintenance. That said, EVs do require some routine service, including Nissan brake repairs, windshield wiper replacements and tire rotations.

Are electric car service intervals the same as gas vehicles?

In most cases, you can actually go longer between service visits with an EV when compared to a gas-powered car. We recommend visiting our Nissan service center and asking to speak with an electric car mechanic to learn more about what Nissan LEAF service intervals or ARIYA EV might look like.

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