Unlike a traditional car, an EV has an electric motor and significantly fewer moving parts. This means your electric car can require less maintenance as it doesn’t need regular oil changes and there aren’t as many parts that can breakdown.
Having said that, EVs are still cars that need maintenance with regular services. How often your EV needs servicing depends on the car.
Tesla sells the highest number of electric cars and has no regular service requirements. According to the Tesla owner , service intervals for the vehicle are on an “as-needed basis”, so you should only take it in when something stops working or your car notifies you to do so.
Unlike Tesla, many other manufacturers still recommend regularly servicing your electric car. Popular models like BYD Atto 3 come with an 8-year with minor services at 12-month intervals or after every 20,000 km.
Similarly, service intervals for Volvo electric vehicles are every two years or at every 30,000 km.
Although servicing an EV is less intensive compared to a petrol or diesel car, they still require maintenance so it’s always best to check with the manufacturer or your EV’s owner's manual.