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10 Biggest News Stories of the Month: Toyota RAV4 Prime, Tesla Model Y Sold Short by Cheap Charging

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For car shoppers who may have needed a refresher, pandemic-precipitated inventory shortages have illustrated the law of supply and demand, and its upward pressure on prices, better than your Intro to Economics professor could have ever hoped. And while learning this won’t so much as let you test out of prerequisite courses at Car-Buying Community College, you can use it to your advantage either when selling your used vehicle or considering one for purchase. With one of Cars.com’s most popular articles of the past month — a roundup of the used cars boasting the highest rising resale value — private sellers can ensure that automakers and car dealers aren’t the only ones making some extra cash off price inflation.

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The top 10 vehicles on which sellers can score the biggest payday (or in which buyers can make the wisest investment) range in percentage increases in resale value from 8% to 12%, and median sales prices ranging from roughly $23,000 to nearly $65,000. These used cars — each of which saw the greatest price spikes from March to April — include the Tesla Model 3, Kia Optima, Toyota RAV4 Prime, Tesla Model Y, Toyota Corolla, Ford Transit, Kia Sportage, Honda Civic, Toyota Camry and Chevrolet Bolt EV. For the full details on these high-value used cars and an explanation of how we calculated percentage increases and sales prices, follow the link below to the No. 8 news story on this week’s countdown of most read Cars.com articles in May.

But scoring a sweet deal on your used-car sale isn’t the only way to pad your pockets in these tricky economic times, as a penny saved is still a penny earned. In Cars.com’s most popular article of the past month — a roundup of EV models that offer free charging packages as a perk of your purchase — we help electric-car shoppers do just that. Depending on brand and model, these offers range from 250 kilowatt-hours of charging for a few hundred dollars’ worth up to unlimited fast charging for multiple years and deep discounts on home charger installation. For the full download on these and many more EVs that come with free charging, follow the link below to the No. 1 news story of the month.

Beyond that, we’ve got headlines on the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Camry, Ford F-150, Nissan Altima and much more — so don’t stop reading till the digits double. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past month:

1. Which New Electric Vehicles Come With Free Charging?

2. Here Are Your Best Used Electric Cars for 2017-19

3. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Review: Electric; Useful; Vanilla

4. 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade Special Edition Brings New Wheels, Paint Color

5. Electric Cars With the Longest Range

6. What’s the Best New-Car Deal for May 2022?

7. 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Review: Lightning in a Bottle Is Too Cliché But Damn if We’re Not Impressed

8. What Are the Used Cars With the Highest Rising Resale Value?

9. First-Time Buyers: How Much Should I Spend on My Car?

10. The 2022 Nissan Altima Could Be Better; Here’s How

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