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These Are the Most Unusual Electric Vehicles For Sale on Autotrader

In honor of a column I have going up later today about the Cadillac ELR, I’ve decided to search Autotrader to find some of the most unusual electric vehicles currently listed for sale. And, indeed, these are those cars: five electric vehicles that will surprise you, even if you aren’t generally the kind of car enthusiasts who’s wowed by electric vehicles. Just how surprising are these electric vehicles? Well, one of them is a Jeep Wrangler. Enjoy!

  2011 Ford Transit Connect EV

2011 Ford Transit Connect EV (?!)

Here’s one of the rarest cars currently listed for sale on Autotrader: a 2011 Ford Transit Connect with an electric powerplant. I had no idea Ford made these things, and, indeed, they didn’t: Ford sent Transit Connect bodies to a company called Azure Dynamics, who then installed an electric powertrain. This lasted for about a year before Azure Dynamics declared bankruptcy and the project was scrapped, with fewer than 500 actually manufactured.

Although this looks like a normal Transit Connect, these were officially sold as the “Azure Dynamics Transit Connect,” and received an Azure Dynamics VIN. Featuring a 60-mile range, they were primarily designed for light city use, and this particular example hasn’t seen many miles: Its odometer reads just under 13,000. It’s offered for $11,995 by Onyx Pre-Owned, a used car dealership in New Hampshire. Find a 2011 Ford Transit Connect for sale

2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport Electric Conversion

2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport Electric Conversion

Excuse the poor-quality pictures — this thing is worth checking out, even in spite of them. It’s a used Jeep Wrangler two-door for sale that’s been converted to an electric vehicle. Finished appropriately in green, this 2003 Wrangler has traveled just under 72,000 miles — presumably, most of that with its factory gasoline engine. At some point, that powerplant was removed, and the electric motor was installed instead. Oh, yeah, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder … it’s right-hand drive. This Wrangler is offered for $9,900 by a private seller in Canyon Lake, Texas, halfway between Austin and San Antonio. Find a 2003 Jeep Wrangler for sale

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder For $1,435,918

You can’t make a list of unusual electric vehicles and not include maybe the most unusual of all: An electric vehicle that’s also a highly regarded supercar. It’s a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, and OK, fine, it’s not a true electric car. But it’s a plug-in hybrid, and it offers an electric mode — along with a 0-to-60 time of two-point-something seconds, an almost unbelievable 887 horsepower, and truly incredible styling. This is the cheapest 918 Spyder on Autotrader, with an asking price of “only” $1,435,918, and it’s currently listed for sale by Porsche North Houston with a surprisingly high 10,037 miles. Find a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder for sale

2013 smart fortwo Electric Drive

2013 smart fortwo Electric Drive: The Cheapest Electric Car

It may not seem like much, but you’re looking at the single cheapest electric vehicle currently listed for sale on Autotrader. It’s a 2013 smart fortwo Electric Drive, and it’s offered by AutoMax USA in Yakima, Washington, for just $4,599 — a mere fraction of its original MSRP, which was $26,000 before options. Of course, it’s unlikely anyone paid that MSRP, as discounts were easy to find, and government incentives helped make the electric fortwo even cheaper. Still, $4,599 is incredibly cheap for a modern vehicle — and while the fortwo Electric Drive wasn’t as practical or fun to drive as some of its EV rivals, it still touts a 65-mile range — not bad for under five grand. Find a 2013 smart fortwo for sale

  2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Tesla Model S With 83,000 Miles

Here’s the highest-mileage electric vehicle currently listed for sale on Autotrader. It’s a 2013 Tesla Model S P85 (the “Performance” model), and it’s finished in a handsome silver with the brand’s attractive top-end wheels. What’s surprising is that it’s traveled an amazing 83,100 miles since new, which would be a lot for any 2013 model vehicle — but an especially impressive figure for an electric car that takes considerable time to recharge. It’s offered by a private seller in Fallbrook, California, north of San Diego, for $48,800. Find a 2013 Tesla Model S for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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  1. The amazing thing is the Carfax for the EV Connect shows it failed emissions.  How the heck does an electric vehicle fail an emissions test?

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