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Do Electric Cars Use Oil?

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV on Street


Electric cars are quickly becoming the common on Knoxville streets. If you haven’t made the switch yet, you might be considering it soon. Switching to an EV brings a lot of benefits and a lot of questions, and one we hear a lot is, do electric cars use oil? Since EVs don’t have a gas-powered motor, they don’t require oil changes! It’s just one bit of car maintenance that’ll be history when you switch to electric. What maintenance and fluids will you need to consider? Let the service department at DeYarman Automotive Group help.



Electric Vehicle Parts

Electric cars don’t use motor oil because they don’t have a traditional motor. What parts will you find in an EV that aren’t in a gasoline-powered vehicle in Pella? Here are some of the crucial parts to an EV. The biggest difference is the electric motor, which converts an electrical current from the battery into motion. Magnets along the motor create torque by creating a magnetic field around the motoring and churning it. The current comes from having a charged battery.

Here are some other unique to EV parts you’ll encounter:

EVs use an electric motor, which converts an electrical current from your battery into motion. Torque is generated with magnets alongside the motor. The magnets create a magnetic field around the motor, and churn it. To ensure that your vehicle has the power required to run, you’ll need to charge it up at home or at public charging stations in Knoxville and Indianola.

  • Charging ports: These are the external chargers you use to charge the battery of your vehicle.
  • Traction motors: These motors turn your vehicle’s wheels.
  • Onboard charger: The charger converts the external charge you receive from a charging port into DC power.
  • DC-DC converter: This converts the high-voltage direct current (DC) power that comes from the battery into the low-voltage DC power that moves the vehicle.
  • Battery: Your battery stores the electricity that powers the motors as you drive.
  • Thermal system: This system keeps your motors and electronic components from overheating.

What Fluids Do You Need to Change in Electric Vehicles?

Since electric cars don’t need oil, what other new information do you need to know to keep your EV running great on Indianola streets? You’ll need to maintain brake fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant. And of course, tire maintenance like regular rotations for an EV is the same as it is for a gasoline car.

Learn More About EVs at DeYarman Automotive Group

Still considering whether an EV is right for you? DeYarman Automotive Group can help! Take a look at our manufacturer research hub. You’ll find information about electric cars and more that’ll help you make an information decision.


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