As more and more new electric vehicles come into the market, the market for used electric vehicles will also increase. In fact, it may be a good opportunity to buy a used car that is electric for a lot less than the discount on a gas car.
For example, a new car on average is about $40,000. There are plenty of used electric vehicles for under $20,000. Electric vehicles have not yet caught fire in the used car market. So if you’re in the market for a used vehicle, an electric vehicle might be a way to save some money.
Here’s an article from Ars Technica that talks about some of the best options for a used electric vehicle for under $20,000 and even under $15,000. You have the Chevrolet Bolt and the Nissan Leaf. You also have the BMW I3, which was an interesting car that you could look at for under $20,000. Under $15,000, you still have a couple of options. You have the Nisan Leaf and even some older Prius vehicles are under $15,000. It’s not mentioned in the article but we see a lot of used Prius vehicles available in the marketplace.
So if you’re looking for a used car, whether or not you’re looking for an electric vehicle, the fact that electric vehicles in the used car market have not quite caught fire as much as gas vehicles might be a way to save a little money on the price. In addition to whatever you save on gas costs of ownership over the next few years. Just make sure you check out that battery, make sure it’s not burnt out or used up where it’s going to have an expensive replacement. Make sure that the battery’s tested and is good, otherwise, you can end up with a vehicle that’s not worth anything. If you’re buying a gas car, you’d have to check out the mechanics too to make sure the engine and the transmission are good. Always check the EV battery as much as you check the mechanics on a regular internal combustion engine vehicle.