Compare Toyota Electric Car Maintenance Costs vs. Gas

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Compare Toyota Electric Car Maintenance Costs vs. Gas

Hoffman Toyota is proud to be ushering in an era of new electric Toyota models. In fact, we’re now taking new Toyota bZ4X preorder and reservation submissions, and with this new model -- the first of many future Toyota electric vehicles -- comes plenty of questions from consumers regarding EV serviceability. Customers are especially curious about EV maintenance costs vs. gas service costs, which is why our Toyota service department is excited to help consumers discover how affordable EV upkeep really is. Curious to learn more? Visit our Toyota dealership near Canton today and we’ll get you up to speed on EV service intervals -- and why customers are loving them.

Electric Vehicle Service FAQs

Do electric cars need oil changes?

No. New Toyota EVs are powered by electric motors rather than gasoline engines, rendering an oil change unnecessary.

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 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. That said, you’ll still have to visit our dealership occasionally in order to schedule a tire rotation nearby or require new Toyota brakes. We can discuss how often this might be needed when you reach out to our Toyota service center near Canton.

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