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America's Fastest-Selling Used Vehicles Are Electrified

A new study shows that green vehicles are among the most desired in the used car marketplace.

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A new study conducted by our friends at evaluated which models sell the fastest among the used vehicles for sale. The top three models are all electrified green cars with a hybrid in first place. Five of the top-ten fastest-selling vehicles are electrified.

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As you can see from the chart provided by, the Honda Insight hybrid-electric vehicle is in first place, the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle in second place, and the battery-electric Tesla Model 3 is in third place overall. Among the top-20 fastest-selling used vehic,e are the Honda Clarity, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Honda Accord Hybrid, and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

The Honda Insight debuted in 2019, while the Honda Clarity debuted in 2018, meaning that most used versions are just now becoming available and are in high demand,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer “Just as in the new car marketplace, Toyota’s used hybrid and plug-in vehicles are hot sellers due to their reliability and advanced technology, not to mention fuel prices that have shot up more than 25 percent over the past 12 months.”

The Tesla Model 3 has been on this list for many months. “The Tesla Model 3 has remained popular since its highly anticipated debut, thanks to impressive technology and performance at a relatively affordable price compared to Tesla’s earlier vehicles,” said Brauer. “A new version of the Model 3’s Standard Range Plus variant is sold out for the remainder of 2021 to further add to the already-high demand for used versions, some of which are being sold at higher prices than new versions.”

To check out the full list of fastest-selling used vehicles, check out the study page here. For analysis of the new car market, please check out Denis Flierl’s overview.

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John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's interest in EVs goes back to 1990 when he designed the thermal control system for an EV battery as part of an academic team. After earning his mechanical engineering degree, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotech. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American news outlets and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTok @ToknCars, on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin

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