Why Car Repairs Have Become So Expensive

July 04, 2023

In recent months, news reports and stories shared on social media about astronomical repair bills for electric cars and trucks have captured the attention of car enthusiasts. Ford Motor has 2,800 North American dealers equipped to repair its electric vehicles, along with a vast network of independent shops and aftermarket suppliers. Auto experts acknowledge that repairing electric models is more expensive on average than repairing gasoline vehicles. And in the premium segment, typical repair costs for battery-powered and gasoline vehicles are roughly the same, around $7,000, for model years 2018 and later. BMW has equipped its electric vehicles with sensors that provide data on crash-force direction and intensity.