I like to keep an eye on eBay motors and see what some of the full-fledged electric cars sell for there (there's not enough time in the day to keep up with, say, the biodiesel items). It'd be nice to see ebay motors implement an electric vehicle category to scan these types of vehicles for sale easier, but until then, my process is an unscientific way to see how interested people are in EVs. The two most popular vehicles that pop up are Ford Ranger EVs and RAV4 EVs, mostly because they're pretty much the only full-fledged EVs that were ever actually sold in the U.S. Right now, here's what's available:

We don't often see yellow Ford Ranger EVs for sale (utility white is far more common), and this one appears to be in good condition. It's a 1999 with 27,000 miles and an HOV access sticker. The Buy It Now price is $25,500, which seems a little high in comparison with past electric Ranger sales. There have been three offers at lower prices, but the fact that the truck is still available means they didn't cut it.

This 2002 RAV4 EV is already going for over $40,000 and there are eight days left in the auction, so it will undoubtedly reach the same dollar amount as other recent RAV4 EVs: over $50,000. This one is particularly attractive because it's HOV-friendly, still has a warranty (good for another 5,000 miles or until May, 2010) and just got a new battery pack, according to the seller's description. It does have 75,000 miles on it, but I don't see that holding the price down at all.

Neither of these auctions lists any sort of high-speed charger, like previous auctions have, so it might be a good idea to ask about that - and other questions - before placing a bid. Of course, I and AutoblogGreen have no stake in any of these vehicles selling or not selling. This is just FYI.
[Source: eBay]

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