EV Myth #2: EV’s are too expensive!

When you think of buying an electric vehicle, do you feel dizzy, short of breath, or slightly nauseous? If you do, you may be suffering from “Large Purchase Anxiety”, which often affects people looking to buy a car. I’m glad to tell you that buying an EV doesn’t have to break the bank– actually, making the switch can be very affordable.

While the luxury Tesla Model S is known for being pricey and exclusive, the most popular EVs range from $15-30,000 when purchased new. But the easiest path to zero-emissions is to buy used, where you can find the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Spark for less than $12,000. See the following listings directly from Autotrader and Edmunds.com:

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These are low-mileage EVs available in Maryland that cost about the same as a traditional used car. If you are willing to travel out of the state, you can find great deals on used Chevy Volts starting around $11,000. When combined with tax incentives, buying an EV is a no-brainer. You’ll pay less per mile and drastically reduce your carbon footprint 🙂