Does Mileage Matter on a Used EV?

Does Mileage Matter on a Used EV?

Does Mileage Matter on a Used EV?

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7 thoughts on “Does Mileage Matter on a Used EV?

  1. You’re still going to run into suspension related wear and tear, and there’s a loose correlation between distance driven and total run time of things like coolant pumps, power steering and such. A chunk of the same stuff ice engines deal with.

    Honestly though, if I had to pick between an ice vehicle with 300k and an ev with 300k, I’m picking the EV. I don’t wanna deal with slipping transmissions, leaking rear main seals, and failing smog tests because of bad cats. Having to do a fuckload of labor to make a cheap car simply capable of being driven without killing itself isn’t great.

  2. Yes it matters, because batteries have a finite number of cycles. More km=more charges=More cycles=more battery degradation=less range.

    This is very obvious for older evs, with maybe 24 – 30kWh batteries, like eGolf, Kia Soul ev, which at 100k km may have already lost 20% capacity. This has less impact for cars with bigger batteries, as they will have less cycles. For example a car with 50-60 kWh battery may have 10% battery degradation at 100k km.

    Obviously it depends also on how the owner took care of the battery. If he maintained the battery between 20 and 80% the battery might have significantly lower degradation.

  3. It won’t be **the** defining issue, but there are still *some* moving parts that will wear with use.

    But a “high mileage” car with fewer “calendar” years will be less of a “red flag” than a moderate mileage car that’s 10 years old.

  4. I’d definitely be more worried about expecting the battery degredation. Mileage won’t mean anything if the previous owner charged to 100% every night.

    The vehicles maintenance history will aslo matter

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