Will EVs Always Be Treated As Smartphones?
Just reading this article at INSIDE-EVS - http://insideevs.com/the-trend-of-ch...les-continues/ - which points out how VOLTS, LEAFS and even TESLAs are depreciating so much faster than ICE vehicles (and even faster than EVs 5 years ago!)
This is because of so many off-lease vehicles left in the 'dust' due to tech increases in the newer model years. Let's see... A 3 years lease is somewhat analogous to the turn-over for an Apple or Android smart-phone.
Just looking for what people think the market holds as EVs cross the 5% of vehicle sales going forward. Will people continually be 'upgrading' to the latest and greatest (like laptops and smartphones, and TVs) or as EVs become normalized will they become more like traditional cars, with a vibrant reselling market to go along with leases and vehicle purchase.
(Let's put aside for the moment that Autonomous Vehicles are going to shake things up even further in the next decade.)
Last edited by khalfyard; 02-16-2017 at 06:57 PM.
2017 Volt, Heather Grey Metallic, Premier Trim, with no extras, Michelin Energy Saver Tires
2012 Nissan Leaf, Silver, SL Trim, Pirelli Cinturato P7 Tires