How often does an electric vehicle need maintenance compared to traditional cars?

EVs typically require less maintenance compared to combustion engine vehicles. This is because they require fewer fluids, such as engine oil, and have fewer moving parts. The use of regenerative braking also means there is less wear on the physical brakes.

EVs still require regular maintenance, generally every two years as part of a general safety inspection. EVs also require tyre replacement similar to combustion engine vehicles.

Although some EVs have a higher upfront cost, many owners report significant savings on both maintenance and fuel, which over time bring the overall cost of the vehicle down. These lower operating costs are one of the leading reasons why many Australians have already made the switch to EVs.