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Electric cars are, mechanically speaking, much more simple than cars that utilize an internal combustion engine. In a regular gas or diesel engine, there are hundreds of moving parts. Any of these can fail, and many need regular service to operate properly such as oil changes. Electric car engines are a much more simple in design.
Do Electric Operated Motors Last Longer than Gasoline Engines?
In general, you will find that battery operated motors may last far longer than standard gasoline motors. The reason, quite frankly, is that there are fewer moving parts. Essentially, each wheel is a huge magnet spinning inside a rather large coil generating electricity. There are very few parts to that.
Are Electric Car Repairs Much Higher than Gas Power Car Repairs?
You’re considering an electric car, but you’re curious about the difference in prices with electric car repairs. General maintenance type repairs, such as brake jobs, tire replacement and tire rotations shouldn’t cost much more than they would with a regular car. However, there aren’t going to be any qualified technicians outside of specialized dealerships to work on the complicated and expensive electrical motors, speed controllers and battery systems. If something goes wrong in one of these systems, you will end up paying more for a similar amount of time spent in the repair shop.
If you charge your car battery to 85 percent continually can you expect it to not diminish the charge capacity much in four years?
Also, what about electric car suspension costs? Are these higher or the same as gasoline cars?
Does anyone also know if the anti-collision system can be removed from the Nissan Leaf? If I were to buy one of these cars I would not want an anti-collision system in the car.