As i said, many manufacturers offer “capped price “ servicing for the duration of the warranty period ( 3,-5, even 7 years !) for example , Toyota service fees are capped at Au$140 (US$100) per year.
Also its common to be offered “free servicing” when negotiating a new car sale !
EVs also require servicing, ..Tesla were offering 4 year service plans for $3000 , but have recently dropped all service recommendations (?
) and suggest a “breakdown repair” system for owners. (IE wait until something fails ,.. then pay the tow fees to the repair shop !)
Other EV manufacturers still see the need for “preventative maintenance” and have service plans such as Hyundai at $175 /yr.
Any ICE belt changes, oil leaks, gasket failures, etc etc, would be covered under the warranty or the “sale of good act”. Which protects against unreasonable service life and repair costs..
So dont fool yourself you are saving money on servicing by running an EV.....
AND i remind you again of the hugely complex electrical systems on an EV with the comparatively non existent service support/ repair know how in existing mechanics shops.
Remember also that “built in “ guaranteed failure of the electrical module in Tesla S and Xs that will cost you $3-5000 to get replaced within 5 years of rolling off the delivery truck !
Now , why would you not consider depreciation costs ?
EVs cost roughly double its ICE equivalent (Hyundai Kona EV, $60k ..ICE Kona $24k )
Assuming similar depreciation rates, and likely they both lose 50% value over 5 years, then the EV has lost $30k ( $6k/yr and the ICE model $12k. ($2.4 k/yr).....That is $3600/yrs more to own the EV version !
Still think you are saving on servicing , ?...or even fuel costs ?