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Does electric car maintenance reduce fleet costs vs petrol or diesel SMR?

March 29, 2019

Service, maintenance and repair of vehicles that run petrol and diesel engines are a key consideration for fleet managers. Particularly for those who operate a number of vehicles, because it means negotiating servicing deals to ensure both SMR costs and downtime are kept to a minimum.

At a time where fleet managers and decision makers are considering whether electric cars and vans are a viable option for their business, it’s important to understand that because an EV has so few moving parts, in fact as little as four, SMR expenses are much lower than with conventional internal combustion engines. In comparison, ICE vehicles have over one hundred moving parts and, as a result, servicing and maintenance costs for an EV versus a petrol vehicle, over three years/60,000 miles, can be up to 23% lower*.

Electric car motors have less wear and tear, and less downtime

In a snapshot of six key facts below, you can see that electric car maintenance savings help to make electric vehicles a viable, cost-saving, option for fleets:



* Source: Cap HPI

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