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Last week I drove the Chevrolet Volt for the first time. What drivers will enjoy most is the significant bump in peppiness. The future for the Volt looks good. I own a Volt. I will be driving my Volt into the ground — how quickly the value drops to scrap metal prices is irrelevant for me.
But many other Volt owners do care. The low resale values of plug-in vehicles is covered nicely in a few articles. And a few smart dealerships and individuals are scooping up some great values. Are resale values so low because of battery replacement concerns?
Many people are pointing to the risk about battery life and the cost to replace the battery. If my 40 mile 64km real-world range became 35 miles, I would simply use a bit more gas.
The Model S disagrees. Unlike many other plug-ins, the Model S has impressively high resale value. So if plug-in buyers are so concerned about battery replacement costs, then why are they very ok with buying a used Tesla with a much higher battery replacement cost?
So what is the main factor causing the low resale factor? Consider yourself on the market for a new flat screen TV. Scenario 1 Your neighbor just got a job in Japan and posted on facebook their 1 year old TV — great shape, P, the right size for you, gen1 smart-TV integration.
How much are you willing to pay for the used TV, which has basically all the same features as a new one? Heck it even feeds your cats and tutors your kids. How much are you willing to pay for the used TV? New models are prettier, maybe a couple more horsepower, maybe more airbags, or a better catalytic converter.
The biggest additions were Bluetooth and a USB port. For the first time in my life, Scenario 2 is becoming more common for vehicles. Each new model is a dramatic increase in what you get. This results in a downward pressure on resale value of previous generation Volts. The Catch for Electric Vehicles.
Each new plug-in model is becoming dramatically better than the last. That is the good news.Featured Product Powerfoil X Featuring a patented, hermetically sealed NitroSeal Drive gearbox, Powerfoil X is the toughest fan on Earth.
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