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Although Electric Vehicles cost less to service, thanks in part to fewer moving parts and the absence of requirements such as oil changes, tyre life expectancy is likely to add an additional cost compared with traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) fleet vehicles. ATS Euromaster is warning that fleets making the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) need to prepare for a shift in the balance of service, maintenance and repair (SMR) spend. The tyre and maintenance provider explains that this is down to a number of factors, including the bulk of the cars. The majority are heavy SUVs, which when combined with the weight of a large battery makes them extremely heavy, while regenerative braking may also have a role in shortening the tyre replacement cycle. With EVs there also does seem to be a tendency for drivers new to electric vehicles to make continued use of the exceptional acceleration offered – at least during the initial phase of the driver’s lifecycle with the vehicle.

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