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Do electric cars break down more often?

There are no suggestions that electric cars breakdown more frequently than their combustion engine alternatives.

Compared to a petrol or diesel car, an electric car is comprised of significantly fewer parts, which can result in less maintenance.

According to a study from Cap HPI, via the AA, it can cost 23% less to maintain an electric car over three years.

General parts like tyres, windscreen wipers and general paintwork need to be maintained all the same.

By driving an electric car, you don’t have to worry about replacing parts like your clutch or topping up engine oil. However, the car’s battery will still need to be maintained in place of the engine, but you certainly have fewer elements to worry about.

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