Motors and Reductors in Electric Vehicles

Electric motors used in EVs require very little maintenance over the years. With very few moving parts, electric motors are highly reliable and durable. However, when a problem is detected with the motor or its components, the bill can be very costly. Only repair shops specializing in electric vehicles are equipped to detect potential problems and carry out mechanical diagnostics on these motors.

Electric vehicles have no transmission, which is a big advantage over internal combustion engines and their complex, multi-speed drives. But like all moving components, they need to be lubricated to prevent wear. The mechanical parts of an electric vehicle are lubricated with grease or liquid, and the same applies to reductors and differentials.

Periodic Maintenance is Essential

Proper periodic maintenance, in line with manufacturer recommendations, is essential and is the only way to detect small problems that can be easily resolved before they become too big.

The most frequent inspection and replacement of fluids concerns the reductor, but the interval is not comparable to that of internal combustion engine vehicles: it is often scheduled at around 100,000 km, whereas on average, an oil change on a combustion engine is required between 6,000 and 8,000 km.

Inspection and analysis are crucial to detect problems that can be solved before it’s too late.

NexDrive technicians are trained to check the specific components of your electric vehicle while respecting safety standards (certain high-voltage components can only be checked and maintained by qualified technicians). NexDrive has the most demanding certification program in Canada, and our technicians are already experts in traditional vehicle maintenance and repair. By trusting your local NexDrive service center, you’re making the best choice for you and your car.

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