Buy a used Audi A3 e-Tron


Buy a used Audi A3 e-Tron

One of the primary decisions to make when considering a vehicle of any type is whether to buy a new model or save some cash and instead buy a used one. It’s especially important with electric cars in that the technology is changing rapidly, particularly regarding the all-important operating range on a charge. Deciding to buy a pre-owned Audi A3 e-Tron can have many benefits. However, if you are unsure if you should go the route of purchasing a pre-owned Audi EV, then Pfaff Audi has some good information for you. A used Audi A3 e-Tron can be found at our Pre-Owned Sales Facility in Woodbridge, ON. In this blog, we talk about some of the things to look for when buying a pre-owned electric vehicle. 

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The Battery Status 

An electric car is nothing without its battery, and this is one area that demands special attention. A battery not only ages over time. Charging cycles, maintenance, and other charging-related activities also influence its condition. As the capacity of the battery decreases, so does the range of the vehicle. Some manufacturers provide buyers with a battery certificate. Audi’s battery certificate, for example, guarantees the performance of the battery in fully electric vehicles and can be requested when purchasing a vehicle second-hand. Other manufacturers also provide similar certificates with their vehicles.

The Battery Capacity 

The batteries in today’s electric cars are designed to last at least 8 to 10 years. If you want to know the condition of the battery in a used electric car, you should have it tested at a specialist workshop before buying. The battery can be read for valuable information about its condition. The battery capacity is stated in kWh (similar to fuel tank capacity in liters) and influences the range of the car between charges. The higher the battery capacity, the less you have to stop and charge.

The Charge Process

When choosing an electric car, you should not only think about range but about how you will charge it. You should enquire about the charging capacity of the vehicle and the charging infrastructure in your local area in advance. If you want to charge flexibly, you should combine optimal charging performance with a suitable charging station.

What do I need to know about charging? Is a domestic socket enough? A domestic socket or Level 1 will work for you yes but is not ideal as it only puts out 120V.  With that, it will take considerably more time to fully charge your EV battery, think about how long it takes to charge your mobile device! Installing a Level 2 (240V) charger would be the best scenario for charging at home and ensuring that you and your electric car is always ready for the next trip.

Why buy from Pfaff?

The Pfaff difference is all about selling you a car the way you want to buy it. We’re no longer operating with old-school sales tactics where different customers get different deals. With upfront pricing, you won’t have to negotiate. We won’t add any additional fees to your deal. If you have a vehicle to trade, we will give you a written offer with no obligation to buy any of ours. And you can’t buy the wrong car with our return and exchange policy.

Visit us today to experience the Pfaff difference.

There are plenty of benefits to buying a used Audi electric vehicle. However, there are some important things to look for during your car purchasing process. Vaughan customers can find a used Audi A3 e-Tron at our Pre-Owned Sales Facility in Woodbridge, ON. Click here to find our contact information, schedule a test drive, or to speak with a representative.