I find it interesting that these "normal" ICE vehicle problems are hidden by our car.
In an ICE vehicle, if your battery dies, you can't start it. So there are early signs of "low battery" or even a battery level indicator. In an EV, this is hidden, because only periphery systems use an "external" battery - and probably for redundancy.
In an ICE vehicle, your brake pads wear much faster, and you can feel your breaks "go out" well before. In an EV, the regenerative braking can do most of the breaking so you don't really "feel" it until your car shifts over to manual breaking.
My 2012 is starting to feel it's age - but I still love it.
I wish there were more EV mechanics out there, though. I don't want to take it to the dealership, because they don't care about my EV too much - they don't make money on us.
2011 Sky Blue SV 8/25/2011
West Hollywood, CA