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So our 40kw Nissan Leaf 2 is going soon, 3 years have passed in April, 99% sure we are going Tesla. Main reason apart from it being the best tech brand imho, and me being a 5 figure shareholder, is Tesla dont force you to service your EV (kick tyres, computer say's all ok!!) to maintain your 3 year main warranty or the 8 year battery warranty.

We are planning a Model 3 long range (with perfromance upgrade after purchase) and plan to keep it 10 years, 120 monthly payments.

So "0" servicing costs over 10 years unless we chose to have one, is a big deal.

Are any other legacy ICE BEV now available in 2021 copying this Tesla optional servicing model?, or are they all still insisting on money for old rope servicing like Nissan this past 3 years.

Anyone found another non rip off servicing BEV brand yet?
 

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Nope.

But the Zoe service costs me around €90 every year. So can't complain too much.
 

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Nope.

But the Zoe service costs me around €90 every year. So can't complain too much.
My local village indy would charge me £40 for an hours labour to take the Tesla once every 12 months and actually spend "1 hour" on a ramp properly looking over the mechanics, tyres, brakes, fluids, etc. and give me a report with true advice, because it's 90% certain he wont get any remedial work, I will do it myself where possible. And if i give him screenwash he would top that up in the inspecion for free.

This i can live with. but i refuse to pay £150-£200+ p/a for a main dealer to do fook all apart from plug it into a computer and do a ramp inspection.
 

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I have been ranting on about this for the past few months on this very forum. All manufacturers are desperate to maintain the ICE service routine for EVs when there is absolutely no reason for one at all. EVs have next to nothing to "service". And any software updates should and WILL be "over the air" as time goes on.
I have been shocked to see the Hyundai and Kia service costs. Bad enough that they are annual but borderlng on a bloody insult when you look at the items that they "service" are listed. 99% of which any owner with no mechanical skills could do outside their own home. And with comments above like "it only cost €90" just shows most people are willing to pay for quite literally nothing. Or for for peace of mind. I think I remember one survey which showed that a large % of faults occurred after a car had been serviced at a dealer often on the way home! The quicker they move on to the Tesla way of doing things the better. "Book it in if there is a problem" is very much the way forward. Modern ICE cars are by design built to last far better than those from just 20 years ago. And with EVs, there is simply no comparison.
 

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So our 40kw Nissan Leaf 2 is going soon, 3 years have passed in April, 99% sure we are going Tesla. Main reason apart from it being the best tech brand imho, and me being a 5 figure shareholder, is Tesla dont force you to service your EV (kick tyres, computer say's all ok!!) to maintain your 3 year main warranty or the 8 year battery warranty.

We are planning a Model 3 long range (with perfromance upgrade after purchase) and plan to keep it 10 years, 120 monthly payments.

So "0" servicing costs over 10 years unless we chose to have one, is a big deal.

Are any other legacy ICE BEV now available in 2021 copying this Tesla optional servicing model?, or are they all still insisting on money for old rope servicing like Nissan this past 3 years.

Anyone found another non rip off servicing BEV brand yet?
Big baller vibes.
“I got my five figure shares and my £40k car, but that annual service cost is just a step too far.
I know the main dealers are just a bunch of liars,
and that is why I rotate my own tyres”
 

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I have been ranting on about this for the past few months on this very forum. All manufacturers are desperate to maintain the ICE service routine for EVs when there is absolutely no reason for one at all. EVs have next to nothing to "service". And any software updates should and WILL be "over the air" as time goes on.
I have been shocked to see the Hyundai and Kia service costs. Bad enough that they are annual but borderlng on a bloody insult when you look at the items that they "service" are listed. 99% of which any owner with no mechanical skills could do outside their own home. And with comments above like "it only cost €90" just shows most people are willing to pay for quite literally nothing. Or for for peace of mind. I think I remember one survey which showed that a large % of faults occurred after a car had been serviced at a dealer often on the way home! The quicker they move on to the Tesla way of doing things the better. "Book it in if there is a problem" is very much the way forward. Modern ICE cars are by design built to last far better than those from just 20 years ago. And with EVs, there is simply no comparison.
I would say that the main EV routine maintenance is filters and fluids check...

While the cabin filter can normally be done at home and the cooling fluid will last a lot longer in an EV, the brakes will still need to be serviced every 2 years...

The auto shops should start to specialise in electronics, kind of like the old TV repair shops..
 

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And with comments above like "it only cost €90" just shows most people are willing to pay for quite literally nothing.
I’ve built my own cars and serviced them for years. But thanks for you snide remarks.

The €90 keeps the car in warranty.
 

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Big baller vibes.
“I got my five figure shares and my £40k car, but that annual service cost is just a step too far.
I know the main dealers are just a bunch of liars,
and that is why I rotate my own tyres”
There is a reason the wealthy stay wealthy. ;)
 

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My nearest Nissan EV servicing garage want £159 for a 'minor EV service' and £259 for a major EV service which are outrageous. I'm still waiting for a call back to book it in and had it not been for the warranty, I would have done them myself as I have done for 50years. I might have a phone around other independents and see if any service EVs.
 

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I’ve built my own cars and serviced them for years. But thanks for you snide remarks.

The €90 keeps the car in warranty.
And "That" is the con. In effect you are litteraly paying for your own warranty that they car maker has to give you for free by law. What a joke. Would you except this with a Petrol lawn mower? If they said well to keep the 2 year warranty we insist on a £30 service at a dealer every 12 months.
 

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And "That" is the con. In effect you are litteraly paying for your own warranty that they car maker has to give you for free by law. What a joke. Would you except this with a Petrol lawn mower? If they said well to keep the 2 year warranty we insist on a £30 service at a dealer every 12 months.
You don't have to use a franchised dealer just use official parts should any be needed. I had a DS3 on 2year contract hire and had it 'serviced' by Kwikfit to get the book stamped. Citroen had no problems with this.
 

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Not all dealers are rip off merchants, Kia charged me £58 and £99 for my last two main dealer services. The £99 one included a brake fluid change. The servicing alternatives between these 2 prices. Small price to pay to maintain the 7 year warranty.
Again, you are buying your own 7 year warranty they have to give you for free. Well not 7 years, but now it's worse than an ice, KIA have you on the hook for 7 years of servicing for nothing.

Ask Halfords or any indy how much for a brake fluid change, it will be under £50 all in. I would do it myself, it's a piece of piss once you have the cheap fluid change tool.
 

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You don't have to use a franchised dealer just use official parts should any be needed. I had a DS3 on 2year contract hire and had it 'serviced' by Kwikfit to get the book stamped. Citroen had no problems with this.
There is a business model in this for stupid people i reckon. "EV's for Dummies" . We only charge £50 to service any EV to maintain your warranty.

"Yes sir, we only use genuine manufacture parts in all out EV services". Wink, he he, kerching.
 

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And "That" is the con. In effect you are litteraly paying for your own warranty that they car maker has to give you for free by law. What a joke. Would you except this with a Petrol lawn mower? If they said well to keep the 2 year warranty we insist on a £30 service at a dealer every 12 months.
You’re being a bit naive in thinking that any manufacturer is being forced to give you a ‘free’ warranty, it’s obviously factored into the sticker price.

Will your village garage be up to the brake fluid change, will they have the kit to cycle the ABS pump for instance?

I’m all for not spending cash unnecessarily, but I don’t consider an annual inspection and cabin filter change for £100 unreasonable. I’d rather somebody else pokes around it on a ramp for 30 minutes rather than me roll around on the floor for an hour.
 

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Will your village garage be up to the brake fluid change, will they have the kit to cycle the ABS pump for instance?
Yes. Have you never changed a cabin filter? Jesus, it takes 2 mins in any car. You just need to know where it is held.
 

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Anyone interested in their own dealer stamp group buy! It's not as if anyone is going to check the stamp is genuine.
Only those who do their own servicing need apply.
 

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Yes. Have you never changed a cabin filter? Jesus, it takes 2 mins in any car. You just need to know where it is held.
Generation X, the last great generation before all you sissy's were born.
Try to stop being an abrasive d!*k for a minute.

I’m Gen X myself, although don’t see what age or sex has to do with anything.

Anyway, I see you’re looking for ‘death by moderator’, so crack on.
 
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