Should You Buy a Used Electric Car?

August 14, 2020 By prezauto
2020 Hyundai Kona EV | Delray Beach, FL

Electric vehicles come with many perks that everyone already knows about, such as a lower impact on the environment, better fuel economy and smooth, quiet driving. But when you buy a used electric car, you get even more perks that you might not know about. Check them out!


Most electric cars depreciate at an even faster rate than non-electric cars. While that makes buying a new electric car less attractive, it does make buying a used one a lot more appealing. Thanks to this, when you buy a used electric car, you get more bang for your buck.


Because they have fewer mechanical parts, electric cars require less maintenance than traditional vehicles. Combustion engines have hundreds of components that move around, get dirty, require fluids and wear down over time. A used electric car will thus be in better condition than a comparable non-electric with the same mileage. You may need to buy a new battery 8-10 years into its lifetime, but until then, you’ll be saving a lot on maintenance.

Carbon footprint

When you buy a used electric car, your carbon footprint is even lower than if you had bought a new one. That’s because electric cars establish their carbon footprint primarily when they are manufactured. According to a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists, electric cars make up for their manufacturing emissions within 18 months of driving. Therefore, you can more positively affect the environment by buying used.

So should you buy a used electric car? If you care about the environment, prefer not to fret about car maintenance and enjoy the financial perks of avoiding depreciation, then yes! Check out one of the many used electric luxury cars at Presidential Auto Leasing & Sales to get started.