This article is a summary of a YouTube video "How do you go about buying a USED Electric Car? #AskMotoManTV EP 24" by MotoManTV

How to Buy a Used Electric Car: A Comprehensive Guide

TLDRLearn the step-by-step process of buying a used electric car, including research, test driving, negotiation, and inspection. Get expert tips from Motoman on finding affordable options and taking advantage of the EV market.

Key insights

🚗Buying a used electric car follows a similar process to buying a regular used car, including research and test driving.

💰Used electric cars can be much more affordable than new electric cars, making it a cost-effective option.

🔋Check the battery warranty when buying a used electric car, as it can significantly impact the ownership experience.

👥Consider buying from private parties to have access to the car's service history and potentially get a better deal.

🚀Buying a used electric car allows you to let someone else absorb the depreciation cost while still enjoying the benefits of an electric vehicle.

Q&A

What should I consider when buying a used electric car?

When buying a used electric car, consider factors such as battery condition, mileage, warranty, and service history.

Are used electric cars more affordable than new ones?

Yes, used electric cars are generally more affordable than new ones, making them a cost-effective option.

What are the advantages of buying from private parties?

Buying from private parties allows you to access the car's service history and potentially negotiate a better deal.

Should I get a used electric car inspected by a specialist?

Yes, it's recommended to get a used electric car inspected by a specialist who understands electric vehicle technology.

What is the advantage of buying a used electric car?

Buying a used electric car allows you to benefit from someone else paying the depreciation cost while still enjoying the advantages of an electric vehicle.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Motoman just reviewed the 2017 BMW i3 with a larger 33 kWh battery.

00:30Motoman discusses the process of buying a used electric car.

02:45He highlights the affordability of used electric cars, mentioning a 2013 Nissan Leaf priced between $6,000 and $8,000.

03:45Motoman shares the importance of considering battery warranty when buying a used electric car.

04:45He advises buying from private parties to access service history and potentially get a better deal.

05:30Motoman explains the advantage of buying a used electric car in letting someone else absorb the depreciation cost.

06:30He emphasizes the importance of getting a used electric car inspected by a specialist.

07:00Motoman concludes by congratulating his friend Marcos on his new purchase and asks the audience for their tips on buying used cars.