|Regular service means plugging into a computer and downloading data, no greasy hands, tools and oil stained floors.|
Every 5,000 miles the MINI-E Trial Lease participants drive the cars we need to bring them in for data downloads and general service check ups. These are extremely expensive prototypes and BMW wants to make sure they are properly cared for and performing as intended as well as gather the data accumulated.
|You won't see this anymore with EV's|
EV's really don't require "regular maintenance". They don't have much of the wear and tear items that you find in ICE vehicles because so few things are constantly creating friction and heat and wearing themselves out. I could see a car salesman telling the new owner of an electric car as he hands them the keys "Call us if you have a problem". Sure you'll still need tires, & wiper blades, but even the brake pads will last much longer on an EV due to the regenerative braking. Of course things will break and need to be replaced, just like any other car, but the it's the regular maintenance items that I'm focusing on here.
No matter how you look at it, the overall maintenance of an EV will cost you much, much less and be a lot more convenient since you won't be required to make all these maintenance trips to your mechanic for the entire time you own the car. Just plug in and drive.....