EV Buying - USED Vehicles
- There is now a wide selection of models and they are more affordable. Newer units go further and may be quicker.
- The very very most importing thing is that you are buying a battery (the "Traction" battery). Please ensure you receive a written certified battery test and understand what it means.
- Many of the EV's on SSI were purchased used by very satisfied owners.
- your saleperson should be:
- able to inform you of the history of the car. Has it been in an accident and repaired ? Did it come from the Southern US where temparatues could effect the life of the traction battery ?
- very knowlegable. You should be provided with a fully charged car, a detailed explaination on how to operate the vehicle, and answer all your questions.
- Our preferred vendor for used vehicles is Motorize - Your EV Store, Sidney, BC. Contact 250-655-3534 or visit www.motorize.ca. Motorize provided much of the information in this section.
- Review:Braden Wheatcroft (5 stars, Aug 10, 2017)I recently purchased a 2014 BMW i3 REX from the team at Motorize. After thinking and researching EV's for almost a year, I finally started going around to different dealerships. I went through over 10 dealerships while I was doing my research and I can tell you based on my experience that none of them came close to Motorize's approach to automotive sales. We felt cared for, virtually no pressure to make a purchase or decision, we received an education on EV ownership, we were given options to choose from, and when we didn't want to buy anything they had on the lot, they sourced our ideal car (not just the model, but colour, trim level, wheels, etc) and brought it up from the USA for us in two weeks. They were high touch in their communication through the process and when the vehicle came in with some undisclosed damage, they told me about it first and already had a plan in place to have it fixed free of charge and supplied me with a loaner vehicle. If you're thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle or hybrid, do yourself a favour and go into this dealership.