Electric vehicles (EVs) are gradually becoming more affordable, however, the price point is still beyond the reach of many Australians. So, if you want to go green and start driving an EV, what are your options? You can take out a loan and buy one new, or the most sensible option may be to consider a used EV.
Buying a used EV is a great way to get into the market and get your first taste of more sustainable driving. But the question is, how do you choose a good one? Hopefully, we can help with that!
The benefits of buying a used EV
Just like any type of car, buying used represents terrific value if you’re smart about it. For example, you can get a car that’s only 2 years old and it could be half the cost of a new one. So, you can always save money when you buy used.
In addition, EV technology advances at a fairly rapid rate. So, while an EV from 3 years ago is still a perfectly good car, they have less value on the market because new EVs have a longer range and better features.
The other great thing will be welcome news to those who have been sceptical about buying an EV. The battery itself is very expensive, and people worry that they’ll be up for a big repair bill if something goes wrong. Thankfully, EV batteries have proven to be extremely durable and reliable, so while nothing in life is certain, buying a used EV should still give you plenty of battery life.
Which used EV should I buy?
Well, a lot of this comes down to personal preference, of course. People have different tastes and different things that are important. For example, do you want the EV with the highest range? Or is size more important to you? For the next section, we’ll focus on a few EVs that were originally released between 2017 and 2019, and we’ll include a good mix of qualities.
Tesla Model S
Tesla has been the gold standard in EVs for some time now, and for that reason, they have a hefty price tag. Still, as we know, that price drops a lot when you buy second-hand. This luxury sedan gives you up to 595kms on a full charge.
The Kia Niro comes in EV and hybrid versions, and while it’s small for an SUV, it gives you more space than a sedan. You’ll also enjoy up to 384kms on a full charge.
Nissan Leaf Plus
Looking for something smaller? The Nissan leaf is a compact hatchback, and if you find a Plus version, you can get around 360kms on a full charge. Not bad for a small vehicle!
These are just a few examples, but there are plenty on the market to choose from. If you want to talk to some experts about setting your home up for solar EV charging in the future, or you require any other solar products, contact the team at Ahlec Solar today!