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Best Deals on Used Electric Vehicles

If you've been considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) or hybrid, now is a good time. Due to low gas prices and lower demand, there's a ton of great deals on used electric vehicles.

Forbes put together a list of what they consider the 15 best deals on used 2013 models of EVs and hybrids. Vehicles on the list include the Smart fortwo Electric Drive, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, and Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

As always, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the best prices being offered in your local areas.

RankVehicle Used 2013 ModelsOriginal MSRP
1Mitsubishi i-MiEV $8,319 to $9,136 (2012 model)$29,125-$31,125
2Smart fortwo Electric Drive $10,060 - $11,402 $25,000 - $28,000
3Nissan Leaf $10,097 - $13,572 $28,000 - $34,840
4Honda Insight$12,795-$15,017$18,600-$22,065
5Ford Focus Electric$13,776$39,200
6Ford C-Max Hybrid$14,267-$16,061$25,200-$28,365
7Fiat 500e$14,716$31,800
8Hyundai Sonata Hybrid$15,182-$17,614$25,650-$30,550
9Toyota Prius$15,507-$21,366$24,200-$30,005
10Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid$15,758-$18,508$24,995-$31,180
11Kia Optima Hybrid$16,085-$19,800$25,900-$31,950
12Ford C-Max Energi$16,561$32,950
13Ford Fusion Energi$18,756-$21,759$38,700-$40,100
14Chevrolet Volt$17,814$39,145
15Ford Fusion Hybrid$16,952-$19,796$27,200-$32,100

3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

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Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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