High loss of value in older E cars

High loss of value in older E cars-cars

Who is nice for a longer electric car and wants to look for a new one soon, could have a problem. Although it is currently waiting for electrically operated new cars for up to one year, the purchase of a used electric car for many is not a real alternative. This has resulted in a survey of Civey on behalf of the automotive week. Only 29 percent of respondents could imagine buying a used electric car, while 55 percent would not do that. Only the younger generation is somewhat more open-minded to the used. The loss of value in electric cars is therefore enormously after a few years.

The debt is the recovering battery power. Older models would also be significantly worse in performance compared with constant battery performance as new E-cars, especially in the range and battery life, because the technology develops so fast. Currently, Superakkus are already being tested that contain innovative materials and reach widths well over 1.To enable 000 kilometers. Of course, a model purchased several years ago can not keep up.

Newer models could, in the opinion of the ADAC, even significantly better prices in used condition, if they are sold again after three years. The residual values of older E cars, on the other hand, are “in free fall”, as the Munich market observer Berylls confirmed. The unequal treatment of new wiesen and used in the purchase bonus is still contributing, because the subsidy is only available for the purchase of a new car. Less the premium would be new to a lot of costs as used as used.

If someone is interested in someone for a used car, the condition of the battery is often a big question mark. Unfortunately, you can not look at many quick load cycles and capacity-damaging driving behavior. In the meantime, for example, with the Austrian start-up Aviloo, there is a provider that carries out an independent battery test for little money. The small box that you get sent is in the car, starts an app and drives the battery from 100 percent to about 10 percent empty. Then you send the box back and gets a comprehensive and clear battery certificate that is secure for sale safely.

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11 thoughts on “High loss of value in older E cars”

  1. I think that promoting the promotion for a current imbalance.

    For roughly 21.500Euro you currently get the base Zoe with CCS connection (incl. Financial support).

    Look on mobile.De then costs a zoe of 2013 with bought battery so 8.000 – 9.000 euros. A battery upgrade to the 41kWh battery cost 4 times.800€ (if you want to include a replacement battery, but I don’t know if Renault still offers it. At least you can upgrade the battery with the Zoe.). But then you have a 9-year-old car (which is not bad per se)

    If we look at a Zoë from 2018 with a 41kWh battery, we are at approx. 16.000-19.500€. The difference is so small that one prefers to buy a new car.


  2. It’s always like that when you’re early in the innovation cycle. It was the same with personal computers and digital cameras in the beginning. Because the jumps are the biggest at the beginning.

    You can see it very well on the e-up: 18 kWh for 28k was the offer for a number of years. Then came the visually hardly changed e-up2 with 36 kWh for 22k. And then there was the bonus, which was around 5.Increased 500 €. That the residual values destroy is obvious. But will not continue as extremely.

  3. Logical. The sum of rapid technical development and promotion for new purchase ensures extreme loss of value for used cars.
    Specifically, it is actually only that in this forum has always been something else to be claimed for years: burners would suffer from an extreme loss of value and with electromobiles can be found in this regard on the safe side. It was always foreseeable that this will not go out.

  4. Maybe in our disposable society, we should think about another consumer behavior in terms of the most common sustainability.

    You could drive a suitable vehicle once to his life.
    Take myself and my family;
    2 Elte 2 Children a dog.

    17 years ago, a purchase decision was made – combi was rather too small and we passionate camers – so we decided and for the T5 we today with over 280.000 km still own, but since our Tesla Model Y are rarely driving.

    Of course, the auto industry sees as a customer dear the one who buys a new car every few years – or Least.

    If our bus should get a motor damage or similar expensive expensive, then he will be scrapped before our eyes, and not bundled somewhere to continue to burden the air unnecessarily with pollutants.

    17 years ago, there was no better vehicle for our usecase – today!

    At that time, the whole tent & chairs had to get ranged into the bus – today our model y pulls the caravan.

    We have to download every 200 km on vacation ……
    This circumstance I like to accept 2-3x year – the children and the dog is pleased – the environment is much more.
    As a reward, we never drive the remaining 95% of the year to a gas station and load extra cheap at home &# 128521;

    Life is Change – So Change Your Mindset.

  5. I consider the loss of value!
    Suppose I buy a new e-car.
    29.000 € (purchase price) -9.000 € (promotion) = 20.000 € (paid)
    Sell: 10.000 € = 10.000 € (loss)

    The same with the gasoline.
    20.000 € (purchase price) – 0 € (promotion) = 20.000 € (paid)
    Sell: 10.000 € = 10.000 € (loss)

    Is this contemplation reasonably realistic?

  6. Is not it rather so that people keep their burners up to further and do not want to replace them with no “new” used electric vehicle

  7. In the current market situation about residual values of cars likes to be quite interesting – but is pure glass ball.
    We have a fat e-promotion higher than in all neighboring countries – that drives the residual values of (cheaper) electric cars massively up.
    At the same time, a few petrolers have been built for a year and much less diesel cars. This is turning their second-hand prices upwards (currently V.a. At Diesel TLW. extreme).
    As a counterparty effect, the battery topic is to be seen mainly in medium / long-distance BEVs. Here we currently see a capacity doubling C.a. Every 4-5 years with the same installation space. That something brutally has to go through the residual values should probably be clear. And as long as until combustion riches are reached – after that, the battery theme becomes more irrelevant.
    What does that mean for the residual values? There is no idea because the markets are currently distorted by offering bidding and promotion that one can only speculate.
    My personal prognosis in view of 5 years: small BEV remain value stable because there is no offer and battery no matter. Big Bev lose strong because new battery generation comes. Phev loses the same as all the ices moderately, as in the long-term trend.

  8. Owner: inside of E vehicles, which before the 05.11.Were admitted in 2019 and who do not want to drive up to the wear limit, the car should be strengthened in EU countries in which there is no purchase bonus.

  9. The question is not only what you get for his used but how much you have to pay for a new (with significantly more power).
    And there was at least last year very good deals. In this respect, nothing speaks against an eauto. Especially since you can drive the scales just longer, you do not have to go after a few years.

    My Ioniq VfL was a luck handle and stops even after 3 years with current newages. And the quality is outstanding, especially the fast chargability in winter.

  10. Currently, for e-cars in my opinion, only leasing is in question. Since there are mainly high-priced e-SUVs, only company car leasing makes sense. It is high time that the “traffic light” changed this lobbying policy.


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