The electric vehicle revolution is well underway, and the choices available to the general public are only growing with every year that passes.
However, the prices of new electric cars are a stumbling block for a number of potential buyers. According to recent research conducted by YouGov, 74% of motorists agree initial costs have been an obstacle when considering an EV.
So, what if you were to turn your hand to the second-market? Thousands of petrol and diesel cars are sold on the used car market everyday, so therefore it shouldn't be an issue when buying an electric car.
Electric vehicles are a different beast compared to the traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) powered car, so there are different considerations that need taking into account when buying one second-hand.
Below is a list of what you should consider when looking through the classifieds for a used EV.
The considerations that need taking into account when buying a used electric car are actually quite similar to buying a used petrol or diesel powered car.
Yes, you have to bear charging points in mind, but if you take the time to find out where the best places are to charge your car near you, then it's not as big an issue as you'd think.
Warranty on the battery is always going to be issue. But if you buy wisely - or lease the battery from the manufacturer - then there is no reason to lose any sleep at night. Just like an ICE powered car, find one that been well-looked after and it shouldn't give you any issues. Happy hunting!