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Ebay Auctions

  • Tesla Roadster Prototype for sale on eBay

    A seller is asking $1 million for a prototype Tesla Roadster on eBay.

  • eBay Green Driving Website (Screenshot)
    EBay Goes Green, Launches Green Driving eBay Motors Spinoff

    Once upon a time, if you wanted to buy a used car, the place to start your search was the local used car dealer or newspaper listings. Over the past decade however, searching for a used car has become a lot easier thanks to Internet auction site eBay and its eBay Motors listings. Listing everything...

  • 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV on eBay. Image: Plug In America
    2002 Toyota RAV4 EV: Enduringly Popular Electric Car On eBay

    Some cars take time to squeeze their way into your affections. Others are pretty much perfect the first time around, with appeal that endures for many years. The original Toyota RAV4 EV is just such a car, for electric car fans. Toyota's useful small SUV with an electric drivetrain has been the...

  • Chevrolet Votls for sale on eBay
    Buying An Electric Car: Pay More Now, Or Wait A Bit?

    As demand for electric and plug-in cars continues to remain high, many dealers and some private individuals are offering cars like the 2012 Chevrolet Volt on auction sites like eBay. With “Buy-It-Now” prices well above the starting sticker price of $39,995, these Volts pose an...

  • 1919 Rauch & Lang electric car. Image: Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars
    eBay Watch: 1919 Rauch & Lang Vintage Electric Car

    It may not be the first electric car ever built, but the original 1919 Rauch & Lang electric car currently for sale on eBay is truly an object of beauty. With elegant blue and black coachwork, whitewall tires and brass detailing - including a wonderful clock inside the cabin - it really lives...

  • Experimental 1972 Honda 600 modified for fuel efficiency, from eBay
    Want To Buy A 173-MPG Honda? You Have One Day Left To Bid

    Reading eBay auction listings, it's important to look at the disclaimers. Such as ... This is a non-running experimental vehicle being sold AS-IS / WHERE-IS. and Proof of the "Documented 173 [Miles Per Gallon!]" has yet to be found. and The exact origins of this vehicle are unknown. OK, so now that...

  • "Pimped" 2002 Lido Runabout

    What can $25,000 buy you? If you’re in the market for a new electric car it’s unlikely to get you much, although we’ve pointed out before those who live in just the right state and have just the right job can pay just $12,280 for a 2011 Nissan Leaf or purchase a 2011 Think City for just $17,9995. Given just how much electric car you can theoretically buy with $25,000 we’re hardly surprised a rather unique low-speed electric car in southern California didn’t sell. On the face of it, the eBay description read like something any custom car fan would have been proud...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf for Sale on eBay
    Buying Or Selling a Used Electric Car? What You Need to Know

    On the face of it, buying or selling a used electric car could seem like a great idea if you either need to make more room in your garage for your shiny new plug-in ride or you just can’t afford the sticker shock associated with buying new. However, we’ve been watching Internet auction...

  • Experimental Lucas hybrid-electric car, developed in the 1980s
    eBay Find: 1982 Lucas-Reliant Hybrid British Concept Car

    The history of the auto industry is littered with the carcasses of the cars and companies that didn't make it. Modern hybrid-electric vehicles were first commercialized by Toyota, with its 1997 Prius (sold in the U.S. starting in 2000). But many concepts, development vehicles, one-offs, and other...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf for Sale on eBay
    2011 Nissan Leaf: How Much Would YOU Pay to Jump the Queue?

    The U.S. rollout of the 2011 Nissan Leaf has been a bit of a disaster with some would-be Leaf owners still waiting to find out when their local dealer will stock the all-electric car nearly a year after pre-reservations started. So how much would you pay to jump the queue completely and get an...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010
    Federal Incentives: Subsidizing 'Volt-Gouging' By Chevy Dealers?

    It's the sign of a successful car launch: Dealers add blatant markups to the sticker price, charging thousands of dollars extra because buyer demand exceeds supply, and dealers have the only supply. Now it's happening to the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the range-extended electric car that went on sale in...

  • 1938 S100 Replica Electric Car
    Are Quirky eBay Conversions Really Worth Buying?

    If the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Coda Sedan or 2011 Tesla Roadster are a little too modern for your tastes, an eBay auction ending this weekend could offer just what you’re looking for. But is it and other converted or one-off cars worth buying when commercially made cars...

  • 1918 Rauch & Lang electric car

    Yesterday we drove the 2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric, and later today we'll have a drive report for you. But if you'd rather not wait until November or December for to buy Ford's first-ever electric vehicle, perhaps you'd consider a slightly used electric car on eBay? This 1918 Rauch and Lang electric car spent its life in upstate New York, and was restored in the mid-1950s. It hasn't run for several decades, and will need some attention. Our Rauch & Lang history is a bit sketchy, but the car is closely related to the better-known Baker Electric. The company had merged with Baker in...

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