Maintenance & service.
Less maintenance vs. internal combustion cars.
While an internal combustion car engine contains hundreds of moving parts, an electric motor only needs around half a dozen, significantly reducing the probability of something breaking. No oil changes, either. That's why less maintenance is needed overall.
Thanks to regenerative braking, electric car brakes require about half as much maintenance as those on a conventional car.
Electric vehicles usually have only three main fluids: coolant, brake fluid and washer fluid. The washer fluid is the only one that owners need to refill regularly.
As with any conventional vehicle, worn-out tyres must be replaced - costs are similar as for non-electric vehicle.
EVs have standard windshield wipers and these therefore have to be maintained like a conventional car, usually twice a year.
The battery of an electric car loses efficiency over time and may need to be replaced. However, this is not classified as "regular maintenance", as it has a lifetime of at least a decade. All Hyundai Electric Vehicles enjoy a warranty for the lithium-ion polymer battery for 8 years or 160,000 km for the KONA Electric and IONIQ 5 or 200,000 km for the IONIQ Electric, whichever comes first.
The cabin filter should be replaced every 30,000 km or every two years. Hyundai customers have the benefit of upgrading their protection level, by using the Bio- or Activated Carbon Air filter.
Avoid fully charging your electric car.
It's recommended to stop charging at 80%. While this reduces range, it can increase battery lifespan. Another advantage is that it leaves room for regenerative braking, which is often turned off if the battery is at full charge to avoid overcharging the batteries.
Avoid running the battery down.
Try not to let the battery charge to run to zero, this is not good for long battery life. Lithium-ion battery packs prefer partial cycles rather than running down.
Beat the heat.
EV batteries don't like extreme heat, so to increase battery life, park in the shade in summer –or plug in to a charge point so the battery's thermal management system can function using grid power.
Avoid extreme cold.
Batteries don't like the cold, so to increase battery life, park in a garage, not on the street in winter. Or if you can plug in to the grid, the thermal management system can keep the battery comfy.
*Range shown is according to WLTP combined cycle. Driving range may vary slightly depending on road conditions, your driving style and the temperature. It is also is dependent on the type of tyres equipped. Technical data not final.
** Charging time is based on charging with on 32A wallbox and 3.3 kW OBC. Charging times may vary depending on available charging conditions, including charger type and condition, battery temperature and ambient temperature at point of use.