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      05-19-2018, 12:06 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by glennQNYC View Post
The lower maintenance costs are a legitimate issue for long-term owners (until the battery need replacing I guess), but really how much is this an issue/advantage to the person whom only plans on using their car for 3 years/30k Miles?
Even leased ICE vehicles require oil changes whereas an EV does not, so it will still benefit the lessee.

And the manufacturer wins with lower warranty service costs and lower preowned vehicle sales costs. In theory this could be passed to the consumer in the form of lower MSRP, although that isnít necessarily likely and would be tough to measure in any case. The manufacturer does lose a little in out of warranty parts, but itís likely to be offset by the others.