Can you take an EV to a regular mechanic?

The complex electrical systems in electric cars need special attention and diagnostic equipment – which means you’ll probably need to go to a dealer for service. EV batteries and their associated high-voltage systems require special training and equipment for proper handling. Car manufacturers require mechanics to be properly trained to service electric cars, and also issue dealerships special tools to work on them. Most electric cars also come many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). These sensors, cameras, and radar systems, provide additional safety and security – but require lengthy and complex calibration processes when they go wrong, which generally requires a dealer’s special tools and equipment.