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Buying a second hand electric car wise or stupid? These 5 big factors will decide

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In the last few years, the popularity of electric vehicles in India has been seen a lot. This has happened due to the rising prices of petrol and diesel, as well as some people are showing interest in electric vehicles due to the environment. However, electric vehicles also prove to be very expensive on the pocket of the common man. In such a situation, there has been an increase in the demand for second hand models of electric vehicles. If you too are thinking of investing in a second hand electric vehicle, then you can keep these five things in mind.

Fewer models of electric cars are becoming a big challenge

If you are planning to buy a good second hand electric car then it can be a bit difficult too. This is also because EV cars sell less than IC engines. But the same thing can also be beneficial in the sense that it is important to choose the right model.

Low cost of running as compared to petrol and diesel

The infrastructure of electric vehicles in India is not very great but electric cars are not expensive as compared to a diesel car or a petrol car. EVs have fewer moving parts. While petrol and diesel are seeing a steady increase, an electric vehicle is easier to fully charge and can be driven easily in the city. Most of India’s electricity is generated from thermal power plants, which use a lot of coal. But electric vehicles are much more beneficial for the environment due to zero tailpipe emissions, especially if compared to petrol or diesel vehicles.

lower resale value

There is no doubt that the prices of electric vehicles fall faster than petrol and diesel vehicles. This also means that if electric vehicles are bought second hand, then they also get cheaper and better deals are also seen in them. So if you are planning to buy an electric vehicle, then this thing can go in your favor.


If we talk about the performance of electric vehicles, then it is equal to or many times better than cars with many IC engines. However, there is also the issue of range with EVs. Electric vehicles have no noise, smooth drive and most of these EVs also come with automatic gearbox. This means that they can be easily driven in the city. Apart from this, torque is also offered in most EVs.

Battery Warranty and Documents

If you are planning to buy an EV in the used car market, it is important to ensure that the battery of your electric vehicle is under warranty as this is the part of the EV that is most prone to malfunction. Like any other car, whenever you buy an EV, ask for the service history of this EV. Apart from this, one must inquire about registration certificate, insurance and NOC letter in case of loan transfer etc.

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