The growing popularity of electric vehicles has seen a massive rise in the availability of affordable, second-hand electric vehicles in the UK over the past two years, according to the AA’s used car portal AA Cars.
It looked at the numbers of EVs advertised on its portal in Q2 2016 and found that stock levels were a staggering 652% higher than Q2 2014 and up two thirds (66%) on the same period in 2015. Second-hand electric vehicle stock in June was also at its highest ever level on the AA Cars website.
At the same time, stock turnover is 16% higher than June 2014. The rise in numbers of EVs being sold by dealers through AA Cars has inevitably seen average prices fall over the past two years.
Since 2014, average listing prices for electric vehicles across all brands, have fallen by 17% from £16,603 in September two years ago to £13,751 in June 2016. The price of electric vehicles on AA Cars now ranges from £3,299 for early models to £31,495.