Electric Vehicle Resale Prices Surge

With fuel prices reaching an all-time high, and supplies of vehicles very tight, there is a surge in demand for second-hand electric vehicles with Auctioneers seeing a huge spike in their resale prices.

Lloyds Auctions an Australian wide auction house specialising in electric vehicle auctions, is auctioning second-hand Tesla’s for higher prices at auction than their original retail price, highlighting that the demand in electric vehicles is reflecting the same upward pressures in pricing that its fossil fuel cousins are experiencing. The additional pressure of high petrol prices is also having a major impact on resale pricing.

“Right now, we have a 2022 Tesla Model 3 on offer with the current bid sitting at $71,000 where they actually retail for around $68,000 and the bidding is set to close in a few days time,” said Mr. Lee Hames Chief Operations Officer for Lloyds Auctions.

“With the current fuel prices, people are realising how much they can save in fuel per year by owning an electric vehicle, where savings could be up to 70% on fuel alone,” continued Mr. Hames.

“The electric car market is still very new to Australia which is actually a massive benefit to purchasing electric vehicles second hand, as they are in such great condition usually only having been used for a few years, with previous owners now upgrading to the newer model electrics,” said Mr. Hames.

As electric vehicles become more mainstream in our society and ‘battery fear’ dissipates the idea of buying electric has never seemed more positive.

“There has been a false stigma around electric vehicles with the common questions of what if my battery runs out? How long does it take to charge? Which mostly come from people endeavoring to educate themselves on some of the common conceptions and misconceptions of electric vehicles, as people see more Tesla’s and more electric vehicles on the road, their confidence in this market is growing,” said Mr. Hames.

Lloyds Auctions are leading the way in the second-hand electric car market since early last year and they are seeing the growth of interest exponentially, Lloyds biggest challenge is finding enough electric vehicles to resell, it is a very tight market.

“Our customers are now understanding electric vehicles and becoming more open to the idea and the fun benefits that come with electric vehicles such as the Tesla’s,” continued Mr. Hames.

The second-hand vehicle auction ends on Monday 28th March from 7:00pm with bidding open online now.

You can view a video of the 2022 Tesla here and a 2019 Tesla here.

You can also view the entire auction catalogue here or visit www.lloydsauctions.com.au for more information.

Scott Webber

Head Of Valuations

Accredited Senior Appraiser

Licensed Auctioneer

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)


Scott Webber is one of the founding partners at Lloyds and has worked for the company from its inception in 2004. In that time Scott has been a Licensed Auctioneer and Qualified ASA Valuer. Prior to Lloyds, Scott was a Farm Manager at Cubbie Station in Queensland, he has an earthmoving and agricultural background.

Scott is heavily involved in daily valuations. He acts for a wide range of clients and vendors including Insurance companies, Financiers, Insolvency Practitioners, Government branches, Joint Ventures and Alliances, large companies, and private individuals. Scott personally co-signs and oversees every valuation report completed by Lloyds. On average the Lloyds valuations department conducts over 500 appraisals per financial year.

Scott has managed many auctions and private sales, previously completing an approximate average of 400-800 traditional auction lots per week. Given that the Lloyds system is now online, traditional auctions are very minimal and are completed in a simulcast method, to comply with contracts we have with major government departments. Although Scott’s focus is currently Valuations, he still oversees and runs auctions weekly on a wide variety of assets from motor vehicles to very specialised process lines.

Scott offers a wealth of experience as an Auctioneer and Valuer in all aspects of Valuations and Asset Disposals.

Having headed disposal programs for Major Infrastructure Alliances, Joint Venture partnerships and Government projects throughout Australia, Scott has a wide range of experience in the Civil Construction, Earthmoving, Manufacturing and Agricultural sectors offering a “turn key” service from start to finish.

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