As a vehicle buyer, one of the most important decisions you'll make is whether to buy a used or new automobile. It's no secret that many new automobiles lose 45%+ of their value during the first three years of ownership. On the other side, there is a perception that secondhand automobiles are less trustworthy than newer models. The reality is as used Electric Vehicle (EV) is just as reliable as a new one. With EV's having less moving parts there is not much that can fail The most common items needing service on a EV is washer fluid and tires.