The maintenance costs of electric and hybrid vehicles decreased last year

The average cost to repair a hybrid vehicle was US $ 1,357 in the United States last year compared to US $ 2 800 in 2013, a decrease of 51 percent. That said, the study states that the replacement cost of the battery system needed for electric cars and PHEVs to operate increased 11 percent in 2014.
According to CarMD, there was only one plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle among the top 10 most expensive repairs in 2014. In 2013, there were three. The greater availability of parts and the increase in the number of technicians trained to repair these types of vehicles largely explain the reduction in repair and maintenance costs.