automotive newsAmerica’s No. 1 auto website reported on October 20 that the repair cost of Tesla cars is 25% higher than gasoline cars and 20% higher than electric cars from other brands.
This data was provided to them by Mitchell – a company that specializes in vehicle repair and provides software related to this segment to 25% of repair workshops in the US.
Data shows that the average cost of repairing a Tesla car costs users 5,552 USD (136.2 million VND). Meanwhile, repairing an electric car from another company costs an average of 4,474 USD (109.8 million VND).
Finally, conventional gasoline/diesel cars have the lowest repair costs, costing an average of 4,205 USD (103.2 million VND) – 24% less than Tesla cars and 6% less than regular electric cars.
All the complex technology of electric cars generally makes repair costs higher than gasoline cars.
With Tesla cars, which implement more complex technologies like Autopilot, this number also increases accordingly. Vehicle repair costs, even for minor collisions, increase dramatically due to the increasing presence of components such as sensors or external cameras.
Additionally, electric cars are not as easy to repair as gasoline cars. To be able to replace, calibrate, or repair many components on electric vehicles, the vehicle’s battery needs to be disassembled to avoid danger. The above actions make repair costs for electric cars often higher than for gasoline cars.
However, the good news for electric vehicle users is that the repair costs for this type of vehicle are decreasing year by year. The above average level is 11% lower than last year. As electric vehicle repair hardware and repairer experience increases over time, vehicle repair costs will decrease in the near future.
Additionally, electric cars do not have as many transmission components as gasoline cars, so maintenance costs are lower. This amount can partially cover the cost of repairs whenever a problem occurs.