Affordable Used EV Shopping
When it comes to buying the most affordable electric cars you can find today, the comparison reviews typically focus on the latest models of the Hyundai Kona Electric, the Kia Niro, and the Chevy Bolt with the Nissan Leaf typically advertised as the cheapest (and the lesser EV) of the four overall.
However, if it’s a used EV you are looking for to gain some EV experience to see if going electric is for you---but do not want to spend a lot of money on it---now is a good time to shop around for the cheaper aging EV models while everyone else is focused more on the newer and much pricier EV selections out there.
Used EV Concerns
One of the biggest concerns of buying a used EV is its expected reduced battery life and how this translates to the performance and range you can really expect.
As an example of what you might find in one of these under $5,000 finds, here is a useful recent video by the Out of Spec Reviews YouTube channel where the owner of a 2012 Nissan Leaf with 78,000 miles on the odometer does a demonstration of the charging time and distance he experienced under 70 mph driving highway conditions with his $3,750 dollar EV find.
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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.
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