One of the prime benefits of owning a pure electric vehicle is low maintenance costs.

There are no oil changes required.  No tune ups.  No spark plugs to be replaced.  And so on.

These benefits are covered in brief in this "SAE Eye on Engineering: Low Maintenance Electric Cars" video.

Electric cars offer the big benefit of almost no maintenance. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the almost maintenance-free life of owning an electric car.

SAE Eye on Engineering also airs Monday mornings on WJR 760 AM Detroit's Paul W. Smith Show. Access archived episodes of SAE Eye on Engineering at http://www.sae.org/magazines/podcasts.