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Depreciation hits electric cars hard

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Plug-ins are worth less to their original value five years than

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Plug-in are projected to depreciate more off list prices than cars Kelley Blue projected residual values five years Pure cars take a bigger hit plug-in hybrids


Plug-in electric cars may be technology, but an analysis suggests most will depreciate dramatically over five than their conventional

Some of the biggest value involve 2014 models only by batteries, entirely gas engines, according to the analysis by Kelley Blue Book at the of USA TODAY. Examples:

•Chevrolet EV. The little electric is projected to be 28% of its $28,305 list price in years, while a comparable version of the same car will 40% of its value.

• Ford Focus The compact will be worth 20% of its $35,995 list price, a well-outfitted conventional Focus with an automatic transmission still command 36%.

• Nissan Leaf. Even the pure electric car is projected at a residual value of 15% for the 2013 A similar Nissan Sentra SL would retain 36%.

electrics have been to catch on in the resale market, Eric Ibara, director of consulting for Kelley Blue Customers have been to buy a new one, not a used electric

Indeed, three electric — Leaf, Fiat 500e and Fortwo electric — topped the of models projected by KBB to have the depreciation among all cars and for the 2014 model year.

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concerns about depreciation, Motors CEO Elon Musk in May that he would personally the resale value of its Model S sedan for buyers who use Tesla’s program. Tesla said under the deal, resale will be higher than Mercedes-Benz, Lexus or Jaguar.

As bad as sounds, there are some factors. In particular, many are given sales incentives and don’t pay anywhere near the price. Some of the biggest come on leases. And many cars qualify for a federal tax of up to $7,500, plus state or incentives.

Big discounts on news cars residual values.

Plug-in cars, those with gas engines, fair better, KBB For instance, Porsche’s new Panamera has a predicted resale value of compared with 41% for the conventional Toyota’s Plug-In Prius has a of 35%, only 2 percentage less than for the conventional

Nissan officials note the car, or EV, revolution is still in its The market for used electric is yet to develop.

We expect to see a similar curve for used EVs as we have for new and we are just now reaching the point there are used EVs on the market, Erik Gottfried, director of for Nissan Leaf. EVs are one of the most and fast-moving segments of the automotive


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