residual values

  • 2015 Nissan Leaf

    Yes, really. Used electric cars have appreciated in value, in some cases. Call it a market adjustment or a momentary blip. You have one more thing to toast this new year: that the value of your electric vehicle probably isn’t plunging as rapidly as it was. It may, actually have gone up in value in recent months. Actual wholesale-dollar-amount prices for the 2015 Nissan Leaf, according to Automotive News, are up one percent from where they were a year ago. And the Leaf’s three-year retention value is up from 23 percent in December 2017 to 30 percent last month. DON'T MISS: Should I...

  • 2004-2009 Toyota Prius battery pack, second generation
    How Long Will Your Electric Car Battery Last? Science Is On The Case

    We all know that battery packs are the biggest Achilles Heel of the electric car, which is why automakers like Nissan and General Motors are working hard to improve the energy density, cost and lifespan of electric vehicle batteries. But once you've designed a new battery pack, how do you prove its...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Volt
    Will Electric Cars Lose Value Quickly? Some Say Yes, We Disagree

    For over 80 years, the Kelley Blue Book has been valuing new and used cars for the benefit of the auto industry. Used by automakers, car dealers and consumers alike, it has become the ultimate go-to guide for realistic valuations on virtually any age or condition of car. But although the Kelley...

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