As more electric cars make their way onto New York roads, it’s becoming easier and more affordable to find a used one for sale. EVs are known to have long lifespans, and they typically have very low maintenance needs. That’s why it’s important to consider the estimated battery range when shopping for a used all-electric car.Read more:

Depending on the age and condition of the vehicle, its estimated range may degrade over time. The type of driving and charging cycles will also have an impact on usable range. Some owners might choose to swap out the original battery for a more powerful one, causing the usable range to increase. It’s worth checking with a dealer to see what the battery’s status is and whether it was upgraded during its life.

Finding Your Green Ride: Secondhand All Electric Cars

While gas-powered cars receive significant redesigns every few years, most EVs only see a few minor upgrades throughout their lifetime. That means that there are often used EVs for sale that are still relatively new, with impressive resale values and plenty of features to enjoy.

If you want a reliable, fun-to-drive commuter EV, look for a model in the $20-$25K price range. Some newer EVs are aimed at that market, including the Volkswagen e-Golf and ID.2. If you don’t need to travel far from home, the redesigned 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric is a sharp-looking hatchback with plenty of range and a comfortable interior.