Whether it’s from high gas prices or a desire for a smaller carbon footprint, more people are looking at electric vehicles and automakers are responding with more choices. But as with all new cars these days, EV prices — even after subtracting tax credits — and slim inventories have shoppers taking a second look at second-hand vehicles.
That’s a good thing. A healthy used-EV market will be important for overall acceptance of them because most U.S. car shoppers buy used vehicles. New registrations for used vehicles in 2021 outnumbered those for new cars by about 3-to-1, according to data firm Experian.
Model-Year 2017-19 Used-EV Choices by Maximum Range
Below are some of the EVs available for model years 2017-19 — those you might find now as used vehicles coming off leases or being replaced by first owners. Some were available in earlier years, while some just arrived for 2019; the model names below will link you to details on all model years available for that EV.
These EVs are listed in order of the maximum EPA-rated range when new for the best-performing 2019 version. Other versions and model years might have a lower rating, and a full rundown of ranges can be found by vehicle and year on the EPA’s site. Keep in mind, however, that the used vehicle’s range likely will be less than the rated range when new. The EPA site also lists the vehicle’s mpg-equivalent, an efficiency measure of how much electricity you’ll use for the miles you travel.