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Electric cars lead a major dip in used-vehicle prices

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: Used vehicle prices have been on the decline after a period of pandemic-induced inflation, with a 10.1% average drop compared to last year's prices
• Used EV prices have seen an even more dramatic decrease, plunging 29.5% over the last 12 months.

🔭 The context: The steep drop in used EV prices is due to a range of factors such as the stabilization of fuel prices, the rise in interest rates, and changes in EV supply and demand
• Notably, Tesla models have seen significant drops in value, with the Model 3 and Model X decreasing by 30.5% and 21.3% respectively

🌎 Why does it matter: The significant price drop in pre-owned EVs opens up more affordable options for consumers interested in sustainable transportation

⏭️ What's next: The trend could continue as newer EV models enter the market, potentially making older models like the Tesla Model 3, Model X, Model S, and Nissan LEAF less competitive

💬 One quote: “Electric vehicle prices are now falling at nearly 10 times the rate of the average used vehicle, reflecting a clear shift in EV supply and demand,” (Karl Brauer, Executive Analyst at

📈 One stat: The cities showing the biggest used-car price drops over the last 12 months include Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL (-8.1%), New York, NY (-6.9%), Jacksonville, FL (-6.8%). Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL (-6.5%) and Houston, TX (-6.4%)

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