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Old 03-06-2020, 01:32 AM   #17
Laco
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Gemini 24TX (Formerly)
State: California
Posts: 1,417
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Originally Posted by JamieGeek View Post
Resale for electric's isn't low due to low demand for BEV's in general its due to the technology improving. Early model EV's are cheap because they can only go 80 miles.

It will be like that until the battery tech improvements level off. We're still on the upwards curve which makes newer EV's more compelling than old ones (which is also why the majority of people lease EV's because by the end of the lease the newer EV is going to be better than the one you're turning in--by a lot).
You are correct battery technology is improving, and hopefully will continue to improve, but that is a contributing factor to the lack of demand for used electrics, and IMO a disincentive for new, since they devalue so rapidly. Example I saw is a $40,000 Leaf at three years old, was valued at about $10,000. Consumers published that, and if that is not a disincentive, I'm not sure what would be. I think eventually things may stabilize, but we are sure not there now. As far as electric RV's, my advice would be, buyer beware.
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