Families that are considering larger vehicles often have to choose between a gas-powered engine or a hybrid costing $15,000 more. Further, those people who need extra towing capacity are often confronted with the same dilemma.
Car Parts And Maintenance Costs
Mechanics report that automobiles with battery-powered engines are more complicated than conventional vehicles. Aside from oil changes and other low-maintenance jobs, they’re harder to work on. Also, not only do EVs require specialized training to fix, but the parts are often more expensive to replace.
During the first few years of ownership, when the vehicle is fully covered by a warranty, these issues are less relevant. However, auto parts fail over time due to wear and tear. Down the road, replacing those parts – not to mention the labor involved – can carry a hefty price.