The safety and reliability of electric cars
Looking at electric safety
Are hybrid cars safe?
Can I drive a hybrid in a thunderstorm?
Maintaining an electric vehicle
MAINTAINING YOUR CAR
Electric Vehicle Maintenance
Needs less maintenance than conventional cars – no fluids (oil and transmission) to change, but still requires specialist knowledge.
Most hybrids will need specialists when working on the battery, but many mechanics are already trained and experienced in working on them.
Plug-in Hybrid Maintenance
PHEV's have similar maintenance requirements to conventional cars, but you’ll need to ensure your mechanic is trained – especially if looking at the battery.
HYBRID MAINTENANCE COSTS
Is hybrid maintenance more expensive than a standard vehicle?
Electric vehicle reliability
What reliability issues might hybrids have?
Can hybrid batteries explode?
Do hybrids lack in performance?