Electric Vehicle! The systems must be complicated and we just need more tools and technicians to repair the vehicles and the cost might go up, says every myth. Let us burst all the myths for you here in this blog.
Of course, with electric cars, we might need more trained technicians to repair the car. But, we have to be much concerned if it needs too much maintenance.
Electric cars generally do not require very often maintenance compared to traditional/ internal combustion engines. It has fewer moving parts and the process of making the vehicle move is so simple. And the most important factor! Oil.
One of the main reasons for servicing internal combustion engines very frequently is to replace the oil. With electric vehicles, the service interval is extended a little bit.
On one hand, this is much beneficial for the customers. On the other hand, Oil companies and the government will highly be affected. Once customers switch to electric vehicles there might be a huge impact on the economy due to this.
The other factors that electric vehicles are changing the future of auto maintenance are,
- Simple Structure
- Regenerative braking
- Battery Maintenance
As mentioned earlier, electric vehicles are packed with few moving parts and the process is also simple. It is just packed with a Battery, an Inverter, a Power controller and an electric motor. No Spark plugs, no clutch plates, nothing. The process is so simple.
The simple the process is, the lesser the cost and the interval for maintenance. The wear and tear of moving parts cost more and since the internal combustion engines have more parts, more wear and tear occurs.
But on the flip side, it is to be noted that electric vehicles require frequent tyre change since there is instant torque and power generated from the motor than the conventional engines, the tyres might worn-out. So, it is recommended not to go hard throttle.
This is one of the best features of electric vehicles. Especially, electric vehicles in India will be much benefitted from this feature. Considering the bumper-to-bumper traffic in most of the metro cities in India regenerative braking hugely helps the customers.
Unlike the internal combustion engines, instead of applying friction to make the vehicle slow-down or rest and the energy is lost in the form of heat. Electric vehicles use motors to gain the energy back with the vehicle’s momentum and convert the kinetic energy to electric and then chemical energy and store it in the battery.
In India, the vehicle traffic is considerably higher and we use brakes more often. With this technology, the use of the electric vehicle is much practical and beneficial for the Indian market.
When we think of EV, the battery is the first thing that pops into our minds. Does the battery discharge very often? No, it certainly not. The batteries in electric vehicles last longer for a period of 5 to 8 Years. Since electric vehicles use Li-ion batteries and not Lead-acid batteries, these have a longer life and comes with less maintenance.