Just like gas-powered vehicles, there is a market for previously owned electric vehicles too. The upfront cost of an EV can be significantly lower when purchasing pre-owned, making it an appealing option for first-time EV drivers. We suggest having an in-depth conversation with sales staff when purchasing a pre-owned EV to make sure you’re getting everything you want and expect. Here are some things to keep in mind when considering a pre-owned EV:
The battery range in a pre-owned EV may not be as impressive as the range in a new EV, but it will most likely meet your daily needs.
When purchasing any vehicle, warranty is very important. Talk to sales staff so you know exactly what’s covered and for how long.
The Federal Government incentive on EVs does NOT apply to used vehicles.
If you are looking for a particular model of EV, it may be harder to find in the pre-owned market, as the inventory of pre-owned EVs may be limited.
Overall Cost of Ownership
It’s important to look at the cost of owning an EV to ensure it makes sense for you. While you may not get all the “bells and whistles” of a new EV, a pre-owned vehicle has a more attractive purchase price and could be more economical in the long run.
For more information about pre-owned EVs available in Newfoundland and Labrador, ask your dealer or visit: Electric Vehicle Network.