New York City has released the maintenance costs for its city fleet in 2018, and the city calls the cost differences between electric cars and gas cars "dramatic."
A New York City fleet newsletter this month details the cost comparisons. It compares the maintenance costs of electric cars, hybrid vehicles and gas vehicles last year and states that the electrical industry is at the forefront: "NYC Fleet has more experience with electric vehicles than most. See last year's maintenance costs with the DCAS customer fleet to see if these service benefits occur. Currently, maintenance costs for our all-electric vehicle models are significantly lower than for gas, hybrid or hybrid plug-in models. In general, our hybrid models also benefit from gas models. The most dramatic results in this report, however, relate to the entire electrical system. "
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Some of the hybrid cars cost The city had more than $ 1,000 in maintenance and gas vehicles in 2018, including the Ford Fusion and Focus, who spent an average of $ 1,621 on maintenance costs and $ 1,805, respectively.
The newsletter mentions the typical reasons for the maintenance savings in the newsletter – regenerative braking, no oil change, spark plugs or gear oils – but also says that stolen silencers and catalysts for gas and hybrid cars of the fleet have become a problem.
& # 39; Exciting Transition & # 39;
While the city is realizing that electric vehicles are still in their early life cycle of about ten years, the newsletter concludes:
"All the leading indicators suggest that we are achieving fuel, emissions, and maintenance benefits an exciting transition away from the combustion engine.
Quartz asked the city to send annual costs for the car models, and published a comparison of the Nissan Leaf, the Toyota Prius and the gas-powered Ford Fusion. Although the higher purchase price and the cost of an electric vehicle charger were considered, the Leaf had the lowest total cost over a nine-year period.
While owners of electric vehicles are not surprised by these findings, the country's largest city has these results. An official newsletter is a kind of indicator that alludes to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in the coming years.
New York City has a website dedicated to the sustainability of the fleet, claiming that their fleet is "the greenest nation" of more than 1,224 on-road EVs and plug-in hybrids.