Electric Vehicle (EV) Cost of Ownership  

Consumers are becoming open to considering electric vehicles, but they are also unsure about the potential costs of owning an EV for several years. According to research from Consumer Reports, when the cost of total ownership is considered, EVs win. Main findings from the study follow.

Fuel Savings

An EV owner can expect to save, on average, between $800 and $1,000 annually from charging at home compared to the cost of fueling an equivalent gas-powered model.

Maintenance and Repair

The study also determined that EVs' maintenance and repair costs are significantly lower, about half, during the vehicle's lifetime than those of conventional vehicles, which require regular fluid changes and feature more moving parts. On average, an EV's owner will save $4,600 on repairs during their vehicle's lifespan.


The analysts at Consumer Reports also confirmed that the latest EVs, which feature longer ranges, retain their value comparably to their conventional, gas-powered competitors. Notably, newer EVs can often travel beyond 200 miles when fully charged. Like conventionally powered vehicles, specific EV models depreciate at different rates, of course. A model's class, features and reputation for quality all play important roles in its ability to retain value.

If you want to learn more about whether an EV may be right for you, feel free to contact our dealership here in Scottsdale. If you discover you'd like to stick with a gasoline-powered vehicle, we carry a great new and used selection to accommodate your needs.

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