Reply to post: Re: A bit out of date?

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Jimmy2Cows Silver badge

Re: A bit out of date?

There's a lot of service items beyond the engine, spark plugs, oil and air filter.

Suspension, transmission (unless we're talking in-hub motors), other filters, aircon, brakes (less so due to regenerative braking), bearings, bushes, wipers, lights (less so as LEDs become widespread)... to name a few. Batteries, battery coolant.

Suspension, bushes and bearings are under more strain due to the increased weight, and manufacturers love to make these things as cheap as possible so I expect the same MTBFs will still apply.

Tyres wear faster due to extra weight.

Still a lot of things left to service on an EV.

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