Tesla Model S Tops List of Electric Vehicle Retention Rankings

Jonathan Banks
Exec­u­tive Auto­mo­tive Ana­lyst
NADA Used Car Guide

Used elec­tric vehi­cle (EV) prices have con­tin­ued on path sim­i­lar to pre­vi­ous analy­sis over past two years – prices con­tin­ue to be very soft. Demand con­tin­ues to be ham­pered by range and tech­nol­o­gy con­cerns, as well as by stiff com­pe­ti­tion from high­ly effi­cient, cheap­er, gaso­line-pow­ered cars. Depre­ci­a­tion rates are in part a prod­uct of the lev­el of dis­count­ing at new vehi­cle sales.

NADA Used Car Guide on elec­tric vehi­cle val­ue reten­tion

MSRPs Don’t Include State and Fed­er­al Tax Cred­its, or OEM Incen­tives and Rebates:
Incen­tives are help­ing new EV sales, but they are being cut back at the state and fed­er­al lev­els.

Top Per­former on One-Year-Old List is Tes­la Mod­el S at 83.1% Reten­tion Val­ue:
Nis­san Leaf is near the bot­tom of the one-year old list at 43.5% reten­tion val­ue.

Tes­la Mod­el S Once Again Fin­ished at Top of List for Three-Year Old Reten­tion:
Toyota’s RAV4 score was rel­a­tive­ly good com­pared to the rest of the pack.

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