When it comes to types of electric vehicles, the choices people can buy go far beyond those powered by batteries alone. In today's ever-growing electric car market, car buyers can find all types, including options that rely on fuel cells or combine a gas engine in hybrid and plug-in hybrids. When talking about EVs, we generally refer to three main types of electric vehicles: hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV).
Hybrid & plug-in hybrid Servicing
A hybrid service will be similar to your usual fuel car service. Your vehicle may need a wheel alignment or an oil change. Car brakes also cause significant issues if they go unserviced. Although your hybrid car is more efficient than one that runs only on a petrol engine, it still goes through natural wear and tear, and requires regular servicing.
Electric motors are sealed units that do not require regular servicing as they do not have lubricants such as oil or ancillaries like spark plugs and filters that need to be replaced often in order to remain in optimum working condition.
With electric cars increasing in popularity charging your electric vehicle has never been more convenient with new charges popping up each and every day in shopping centres and service centres around the state. Please see the NSW gov map to find all the charging stations near you
An EV’s battery life can be best maintained by avoiding charging it to 100% on a regular basis. A battery will be less stressed when only charged to around 80% for ideal battery life.
Battery packs are usually guaranteed by the car manufacturer for eight years or 160,000km
Battery packs are usually guaranteed by the car manufacturer for eight years or 160,000km, the general consensus that EV batteries last for between 10 and 20 years.