Used Electric Cars for Sale

One of the aspects of living in the modern world is coping with how unpredictable it can be. Of all the many variables that can alter our plans and hinder our enjoyment of the day-to-day, the ebb and flow of fuel prices can be the most concerning. For those who drive a gasoline or diesel vehicle, the cost of fuel is simply an unavoidable expense. Luckily, one of the advantages of the modern age is the continued growth and development of electric vehicles. At Orange Coast CJDRF, you'll find a wide range of pre-owned models that will allow you to cut down on fuel costs or avoid the pump altogether. We have many used electric cars for sale that can greatly improve your quality of life and help you save some much-needed pennies.

A silver 2020 Chevy Bolt EV is shown from the rear driving on an open road.

Find Electric Cars at Orange Coast CJDRF

When EVs first started gaining notoriety, the options were quite limited, to say the least. Some of the earliest models, such as the Nissan Leaf, were on the smaller side and didn't offer much in the way of storage space or performance. Luckily, the times have changed since then. You can now find electric sedans, electric SUVs, and even electric pickup trucks. We carry a variety of used electric cars from manufacturers such as Tesla, Chevy, Nissan, and Ford. There is a wealth of EVs available on our lot, many of which are affordable and capable of providing cost-effective performance that simply can't be beaten.

Chevy Bolt EV

The flagship EV of the bow-tie brand, the Chevy Bolt EV, is one of the most accessible options for consumers looking to go electric. Released in 2017 and fairly priced even when new, a used Bolt EV can be a bargain. Performance isn't an issue either. With a range of well over 200 miles on a single charge, you'll have no trouble conquering the weekly commute and getting to wherever you need to go. For those who call the cities of Orange County home, the small size of the Bolt EV will make maneuvering through traffic easy and enjoyable.

Tesla Model Y

For those who believe that EVs don't provide nearly as much kick in the commute as their gasoline-powered counterparts, we offer the Tesla Model Y as a counterpoint. With an available range of over 300 miles on a single charge and the ability to travel from 0-60 mph in a mere 3.5 seconds, the comfortable SUV takes electrical engineering to the fast lane and keeps it there. With many used Teslas coming with semi-autonomous driving, it's easy to see why so many people are looking to Tesla as the quintessential car of the future.

A red 2021 Tesla Model Y is shown driving on an open road.

Join the EV Revolution!

There's certainly been a lot of discussion and discourse regarding the popularity of the EV. You might be wondering why the trend has been one that manufacturers and consumers alike are trying to take part in. The answer is the realization that everyone has to do their part to ensure the longevity and health of the planet. Every year, gasoline and diesel vehicles release massive amounts of pollutants into the earth's atmosphere. As a result, many manufacturers are striving to become more environmentally responsible by producing electric vehicles that reduce the need for fossil fuels. This is an effort that the entire industry is focussing on, and many manufacturers plan to have all-electric fleets in the near future.

From the perspective of the average consumer, going electric has many advantages beyond protecting the environment. To begin with, you can save hundreds of dollars on gasoline each year by avoiding trips to the pump. Plus, in an effort to get more consumers to go electric, the government is issuing tax rebates and other credits to drivers who purchase an EV or install a home charging station. This makes buying and owning an electric car a great way to save money in the long run. It's just one more reason why going electric is one of the best choices you can make.

A popular used electric car for sale, a light blue 2022 Chevy Bolt EV, is shown from the side parked in front of a building.

Maintaining Your EV Investment

Purchasing an EV is similar to buying any other vehicle––it's a sizable investment in your future and quality of life. As such, recouping a sizable return is of the utmost importance. The best way to keep your vehicle running for a long time to come is by having routine maintenance performed at regular intervals. While an electric car is different from a gasoline vehicle, it still requires care to ensure its longevity and efficiency.

Luckily, Orange Coast CJDRF is your one-stop dealership, and we want to ensure that no matter what EV you decide to purchase, you get the most out of it. One of the many advantages of owning an EV is that it will require service much less often than its gasoline-powered counterparts. To begin with, because electric cars do not have engines, they do not require oil changes, new spark plugs, or timing belt changes. Plus, because they use their electric motors for regenerative braking, they do not wear out their physical brakes as quickly. However, an EV still requires regular maintenance, and you need a service center that understands its unique needs.

The batteries are the main maintenance issue to pay attention to with an EV. The battery pack in a modern electric car can last hundreds of thousands of miles, so you don't need to worry about buying an older used vehicle, but it requires a functioning battery thermal management system. In most electric cars, this means they need fresh coolant to keep the batteries from overheating. Getting your battery health checked regularly is an excellent way to prolong the lifespan of your vehicle.

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