How to Buy a Used EV
According to the Department of Energy, Americans have purchased more than 2.6 million new "electrified" vehicles in the United States since 2010. That figure includes battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), hybrids (HEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and fuel cells (FCEVs)—all generally referred to as electric vehicles (EVs). As sales of new electric cars have grown, the number of available used EVs has also increased. Recurrent, which tracks used electric-vehicle sales, found that about a third of the roughly 160,000 EVs sold in the first three months of 2022 were pre-owned.
If you're shopping for a pre-owned electric vehicle, here are some tips on how to buy a used EV.