Are Electric Cars Reliable?

2022 BMW iX exterior view
 

A common question we get asked at Kuni BMW is, “Are electric cars reliable.” We are happy to report that yes, EVs are quite reliable. EVs are actually more reliable than vehicles with internal combustion engines because EVs have far fewer parts. For example, the average engine block is made up of hundreds of moving parts that need to be maintained and replaced. An EV, on the other hand, relies on a battery, a transmission, and a motor. With fewer, simpler parts, there are not as many opportunities for a breakdown as you are out and about in Portland. Explore EV reliability more in-depth below to see why making the switch is a smart investment for savvy Tigard shoppers like you.

 

 

EV Maintenance Costs

Another perk of an EV’s simpler construction is the fact that maintenance costs are also significantly lower. In a study performed by the Yale Climate Connection, it was determined that EVs are 40% less expensive to maintain than gas vehicles. You do not have to worry about any of the tasks below with EV ownership.

  • Oil changes
  • Gasket replacements
  • Belt replacements
  • Spark plug replacements
  • Cooling system flushes
  • Engine air filter replacements
  • And so much more!

Keep Your EV Running Smoothly in Beaverton

You will still need to bring your EV in for regular maintenance, even though these visits are fewer and farther in-between. The tips below can help you keep your EV running smoothly for many years to come on Lake Oswego roads.

  • Proper battery care is a must for an EV. Charge capacity will start to diminish overtime. The biggest culprit behind decreased battery range is driving on a low battery on a regular basis.
  • EV batteries are quite heavy, making the vehicles heavier than gas vehicles. EVs also deliver instant torque. These factors can cause your tires to wear down more rapidly, so taking care of tire rotations and wheel alignments are even more important.
  • While EVs do not require oil changes, you still need to replace coolant, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluids regularly.
  • Don’t forget about software updates if you want to be sure that your EV is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Experience EV Reliability for Yourself

So, are electric cars reliable? Definitely! If you have questions about owning an EV, such as how to prep your home for charging, reach out to us or stop by in person. You can also further research your favorite BMW models, including fully-electric options.

 

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