Tesla "skateboard" chassis.

Tesla “skateboard” chassis.

The electric drivetrain of an EV is simpler. It requires no tune-ups, oil changes, spark plug replacement, and so on that internal combustion engines require.

Brakes also need not be replaced as often because regeneratve braking spares the friction pads from being used as hard.

The rest of the cars are however pure automotive, with HVAC, power accessories, infotainment, and all other hardware, so this aspect is about on par with conventional cars.

But anyone who’s maintained cars before knows what’s under the hood can be be a cost and time waster if something goes wrong. EVs simply have less there to go wrong.