A transition from your petrol or diesel engine to electric cars is a smart financial decision and I completely agree with it. Moreover, it is a better choice when the environment is taken into consideration. This has brought electric car companies back on the map and the sale of used electric cars is growing.
That said; let us look at a few of the questions you want answers to before buying used electric cars.
Which are the Cheapest Models I must Select from?
A used version of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is ideal, but to find these is a real task because they are out of production these days. If you are lucky enough, search for this model because even though it is a used car, it will give you no less than 62 miles of range for a single charge.
Taking into consideration, the wide availability of used electric cars, I may suggest you go with 2013 model Smart ForTwo which will give you 68 miles of range, 2013 model Nissan LEAF S which will give you 75 miles of range or 2013 model Ford Focus which will give you 76 miles of range in a charge.
Will its Range Decrease?
Of course, it will decrease with the aging of the car’s battery. On average, a majority of the drivers can drive their electric cars around for 30,000 miles before 10 percent of the range of the car gets reduced.
Do I Need to Replace the Battery?
You will probably have to go through that additional cost, right after you have purchased a used electric car. The life of the battery hugely depends on your driving habits or the cars previous owners driving habits. However, most of the electric car batteries have been manufactured to last for more than a decade. Additionally, it will be covered under the warranty for either 8 years or 10 years. You should at least get 6 years of the warranty period with your purchase of a used electric car.
Which Used Electric Car can be Charged Quickest?
For your convenience, here is the list:
- 2013 or 2014 model Nissan LEAF
- 2014 Nissan Leaf SL and SV
- Chevrolet Spark EV
- Tesla EV
- Mitsubishi i – MiEV
- BMW i3
Will there be Any Tax Incentives?
Only the original registered owner is entitled to claim a tax credit. So, no tax incentives while buying used electric cars.