Are electric cars cheaper to maintain than gas vehicles?

by Antony Ingram
Guest Blogger
Christian Science Monitor
December 7, 2012

Driving an electric car has plenty of advantages, but many owners also like the simplicity of their vehicles.

An electric motor is incredibly simple in operation. In contrast, internal combustion engines can be made up of hundreds of parts–even thousands, in particularly advanced engines.

That’s why it’s perhaps unsurprising to hear that new research suggests electric cars could cost 35 percent less to maintain than their combustion counterparts…

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