As high initial sales for the Chevrolet Bolt EV (the world’s first mass-produced electric car with a range-per charge in excess of 200 miles per charge on the EPA test cycle and an entry-level price tag of under $35,000 before incentives) show, there’s a significant demand for an affordable electric car that can travel more than 200 miles per charge.
It’s a demand that’s substantially higher than it has ever been for an electric car with a range below 100 miles per charge, showing that many who previously did not view an electric car as viable will now consider one thanks to the reduction in range anxiety a larger-capacity battery pack offers.
But that doesn’t mean a limited-range electric car — one with a range below 70 miles per charge — can’t be a practical first electric car. Indeed, with prices of used electric cars now down to four-digit figures in some markets, it’s possible to pick up a used electric car with a real-world range of between 50 and 70 miles per charge for less than ever before.
And if you’re one of the majority of would-be electric car owners who live in suburbia (or perhaps even out of town in a more rural setting), the chances are just such a car could give you your first taste of driving electric, saving you money in the process that you can (should you choose) put toward that longer-range plug-in of your dreams.
Which is why we’ve come up with this short video explaining how to get the very best out of living with a limited-range, used electric car.
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