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Looking to buy a used electric car

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Re: Looking to buy a used electric car

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Some research showing lifetime cost of EV's is now competitive with ICE.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... e=Homepage
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Re: Looking to buy a used electric car

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Monzsta wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:26 pm
liqu wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:14 pm I bought a Volt I like it a lot
I second the Volt. I've got a '13. I can get 40+ out of the battery and in gas/hybrid mode I get around 40-42 mpg staying around the speed limits. The nice thing is it's an excellent highway car. You don't have to plug it in ever. Last year I made a scamper from NC to NM in two days. Try that with a Tesla!
15 Volt, everything I need and not a lot of what I want, PS this forum is "Speedtalk"
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Re: Looking to buy a used electric car

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HDBD wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:13 am PS this forum is "Speedtalk"
FWIW, I find I'm driving our Bolt much faster than anything else I own. Because it's silent, speed sneaks up easily. Because it's very quick and responsive, it gets out in front of ICE traffic. Because the styling is generic hatchback, it doesn't immediately attract the attention of LEOs.

Another FWIW, back when I traveled everywhere in the USA on business, I early on noticed the two most speed-limit-abiding vehicles on the highway were Corvettes and Harleys. My explanation is they'd learned from experience they were always going to be noticed and ticketed. In my generic rental, I was always passing them going ten over with no problems.
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Re: Looking to buy a used electric car

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PackardV8 wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:08 am ...
Another FWIW, back when I traveled everywhere in the USA on business, I early on noticed the two most speed-limit-abiding vehicles on the highway were Corvettes and Harleys. My explanation is they'd learned from experience they were always going to be noticed and ticketed. In my generic rental, I was always passing them going ten over with no problems.
When I drove my dark green four door sedan on business I was much more invisible. I definitely noticed a change in CHP attention when I moved to a red Mustang convertible.
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Re: Looking to buy a used electric car

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HDBD wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:13 am
Monzsta wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:26 pm
liqu wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:14 pm I bought a Volt I like it a lot
I second the Volt. I've got a '13. I can get 40+ out of the battery and in gas/hybrid mode I get around 40-42 mpg staying around the speed limits. The nice thing is it's an excellent highway car. You don't have to plug it in ever. Last year I made a scamper from NC to NM in two days. Try that with a Tesla!
15 Volt, everything I need and not a lot of what I want, PS this forum is "Speedtalk"
HPTuners can get into the Volt. More faster.
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Re: Looking to buy a used electric car

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There are certain things you need to take into account when buying a used electric car. Don’t expect a 100 percent battery life report on a used electric car, but don’t be dismayed if the vehicle only offers three-quarters of its original range. Most drivers don’t add more than 40 to 50 miles to an odometer a day anyway. If you’re buying a used electric car for your commute, a shorter range may be just fine. You should also ask a previous owner or a dealer about maintenance history, especially for any service records they may be able to provide. The article from https://cararac.com/blog/we-analyzed-214-electric-vehicles-here-s-what-we-learned.html might also be very helpful, as they point out important information that needs to be taken into consideration.
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