Used EVs from $6500! The state of the used electrical automotive market


There’s nothing like surging petrol and diesel costs to generate curiosity in proudly owning an electrical automotive. Servos are promoting unleaded and diesel at $2 a litre, so now could possibly be a mighty tipping level.

The most cost effective model new EV on sale in Australia is the MG ZS EV, yours for $46,990 drive-away.

For a lot of Aussies that is nonetheless too excessive, so let’s check out the used market.

$6500 for a Blade Electron

Does an electrical automotive for simply $6500 pique your curiosity? A 2008 Blade Electron could possibly be yours for this piffling sum, its vary of between 60 and 80 kilometres greater than sufficient for a lot of commutes or as an emissions-free metropolis runabout.

This Blade Electron is up on the market in Canberra, with proprietor Myall itemizing it on CarSales as “the most cost effective EV you’re going to seek out.” Arduous to argue.

It’s primarily based on a 2008 five-door Hyundai Getz and was professionally transformed by Blade Electrical Autos that very same 12 months. They retailed for a chunky $47,000 again then.

Let’s simply say it’s not rivalling a Porsche Taycan for electrical sophistication, but it surely’s Aussie-built (effectively, transformed) in Castlemaine, VIC; was certainly one of solely 54 produced; expenses from a home 10A plug and has regenerative braking. Oh, and did I point out it’s $6500?

A HPEVS AC34 electrical motor – good for simply 40kW and 90Nm – has been mated to the Getz’s authentic four-speed guide gearbox. Battery is a 16kWh lithium-ion phosphate ’56 Thundersky’ effort, which as soon as gave a variety of about 100 kilometres.

Myall advised EVCentral the battery is now decreased to between 11 and 12kWh, so vary is now between 60 and 80 kilometres “relying on velocity, route and temperature.”

Myall says he pays no registration within the ACT (though $400 CTP nonetheless wants paid) and it comes with all of the required engineering documentation. It’s been registered in VIC, NSW and ACT throughout its lifetime, so is a effectively accepted and recognised automobile.

Should you’re you greatest be fast. “I’ve bought a couple of affords at my asking value and am simply working via rego and transport particulars so it’ll seemingly be bought very quickly,” Myall advised us.

Present used costs

We final reported the state of the used EV market again in June 2020. Everyone knows pre-loved automotive costs have skyrocketed since then attributable to a variety of things, however you possibly can nonetheless pop your EV cherry for underneath $20,000.

Listed here are indicative costs of used EVs primarily based on the present classifieds:

Nissan Leaf – from $14,900

2012 Nissan Leaf
2012 Nissan Leaf

There are a variety of first era Leafs up for grabs underneath $20k, with the most cost effective a 100,000km 2012 mannequin with roadworthy certificates for $14,990. Second-generation ‘ZE1’ Leafs begin from across the $37,000 mark.

BMW i3 – from $36,000

2015 BMW i3
2015 BMW i3

A few these little carbon fibre funsters on for this value, each 60Ah variations with about 75,000km travelled. They journey about 190km between expenses.

Hyundai Ioniq Electrical – from $41,500

Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Hyundai Ioniq Electrical

Arduous to imagine these at the moment are three years outdated. Ioniqs have held their worth very effectively as they had been $45,000 plus on-roads from launch. Least expensive now’s a 40,000km model for simply over $40,000.

Hyundai Kona Electrical – from $47,000

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Highlander
2019 Hyundai Kona Electrical Highlander

Entry value is for a 44,000km MY19 Elite, whereas a well-equipped Launch Version is up for $49,900.

Tesla Mannequin S – from $59,000

Ronlyn Jacobson with her 2015 Tesla Model S 70
Ronlyn Jacobson along with her 2015 Tesla Mannequin S 70

The large canine. A 2016 S 70 providing 420km vary is within the classifieds for a tempting $59k, but it surely’s been effectively used. There’s over 200k on the clock however the proprietor says battery well being is phenomenal. It additionally has grandfathered free supercharging which transfers to the brand new proprietor as somewhat bonus.

Tesla Mannequin 3 – from $64,000

Ian Suter's Tesla Model 3
2020 Tesla Mannequin 3 Customary Vary

Until you actually can’t stand ready lists, you’ll pay just about the identical for a model new one. Least expensive up for grabs is a 59,000km 2019 Mannequin 3 Customary Vary. There are a good quantity with only some thousand on the clock attempting to be moved on for across the $70k mark. Are house owners attempting to make a fast buck or have they found EV life isn’t for them?

Both manner, together with your wise hat on it’s greatest to leap on the Mannequin 3 ready listing and get the advantages of a model new automotive.



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