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#electricvehicles save on maintenance costs. Factor that into running cost and now we have parity + with #ice cars

#electricvehicles save on maintenance costs. Factor that into running cost and now we have parity + with #ice cars

Not only do electric vehicles cost literally cents per kilometre to drive, (or fractions of a cent per km with roof-top PV ) but they also revolutionise car servicing. The maintenance schedule for Chevrolet's soon to be launched Bolt electric hatchback comprises tire rotation every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) but if a wheel alignment is performed with every new set of tires then rotation can be skipped which means the Bolt requires practically zero maintenance. Chevrolet does recommend a coolant system flush @ 240,000 km (150,000 miles) and replacing the brake fluid every five years but that's it. Typical consumable parts like brake pads and rotors can be expected to last in excess of half-a-million km (~300,000 miles) And that's only the tip of the iceberg. What goes unsaid is that in EV applications electric motors practically last forever. The international standard for rat...

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