How To Sell Your EV Online:

The Definitive Guide (2020)

This guide will show you exactly how to sell your electric vehicle online by making it stand out from the crowd and get noticed!

Including:

  • How to pick & use the right images
  • How to name and tag
  • How to create a description
  • What to video
  • And more…

So if you want to sell your electric vehicle online like a pro, this guide is for you.

Let’s get started…

1. Images

Photos Sell Your EV

When selling an EV online, your first priority should be in the quality of images you are taking and using to show off your vehicle. There is no single greater factor in selling your electric vehicle than the photos you are uploading. Images are your storefront, they are what is getting people motivated to contact you and not the other guy who is selling a similar EV. 

Here are a few things to keep in mind when taking photos of your electric vehicle:

  • Use a quality camera. 
  • Take photos in good light.
  • Take photos of your entire vehicle.
  • Take photos of the vehicle on with dash lights displayed.
  • Take your time with the photos, try not to rush.

Most people are not photographers, so good photos are good enough. Luckily, there are professional services out there to help you.

  • EV Dollar has a beautifully designed image gallery and full-page lightbox with every listing

2. Name & Tag

Naming Of Photos And Tagging In Listing

Naming your photos matters when listing your EV online. Modern websites like EV Dollar use the latest technologies for search engine optimization (SEO). This means that every single part of the listing is optimized to be found by search engines like Google. Two things we cannot control that have a minimal, yet effective impact on your listing are:

  1. Name each image you upload. For example: (year-make-model-#) where you place the EV’s year make and model as the name of each photo you upload followed by some number so they are not all named the same.
naming conventions

2. Add tags at the end of the description you provide of your electric vehicle. Just use a couple tags like: #evforsale #ev #make #model

Believe it or not, these 2 subtle changes will help your listing be found.

Here is an example:

tesla model s

3. Write A Description

Describe Your EV Correctly

write a description

The first rule to writing an effective description when selling your EV is not to write paragraphs longer than 3 or 4 sentences. People will click off or away from a description that is too long.

  • EV Dollar has tabs for short and long descriptions in the listing.

The first paragraph should be the highlights of the EV using powerful action words to get people’s attention. 

The second paragraph should be your words describing the EV, not the brochure or specs. Describe the vehicle by saying things like “Handles great in turns”, “Great maneuvering”, “Turns on a dime”, “Easy for beginners”, “Charges fast” and so on.. Describe the positives that you have experienced about your EV.

The third paragraph can be what you have done to the EV, describe the modifications / upgrades you have made. Disclose any remaining warranty that will come with the purchase here.

It is important not to just paste the brochure or spec data right into the description to start. Describe your EV, then place in any technical specs.

4. Video

Show Off The EV

Video is important for more than a few reasons when selling an EV online. A lot of videos are of a person walking up to the vehicle and saying the make, model, and year; or just walking up to it and saying things like “Looks great”.

While saying the vehicles make, model, and year is important, a video should be showing what a person would want to see if they were there looking at the EV and ready to buy it. This is your opportunity to really talk about all of the wonderful things your vehicle has to offer.. “Paint a picture”.

There are a lot of videos on YouTube how to use phones and drones to make a video.

  • EV Dollar has a video player in every listing package

Some things to include in your video are:

  • Overall Appearance
  • Instrumentation
  • Charging Points
  • Batteries
  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Drive Type / Motors
  • Tread
  • Fuel Tank
  • Coolant
  • Oil
  • Cold Start
  • Background
  • Clean Title / State Registered
  • Safety Check
  • Additional Items

5. Documents

Brochures, Build Sheets, Spec Sheets..

An often overlooked piece when selling your EV online is uploading documentation that has been professionally produced about your electric vehicle.

  • Find and use manufacturer related visuals to sell your EV (brochures and videos)
  • If you have added equipment (after market) that has a specification sheet, use it.
  • Build sheets, schematics, and drawings.
These items are often overlooked and very valuable in helping you sell your EV.

6. Pricing

How Much Should I Sell My EV For?

A lot of factors go into what your asking price will be when selling your EV online. Once a person buys a vehicle they begin using it, adding miles, and add equipment or customize it in some way to increase its effectiveness and/or appeal. Because of this, it is very rare that two EV of the same age and type will sell for the same price.

As the EV owner you know your vehicle. You know what equipment / features have been added, the maintenance schedule, its true condition, and so on.. 

The KBB and NADA electric vehicle price guides which are free and linked here, will tell you what dealers are selling similar EVs for in your area. That being said, this is a guide. Use this as a tool to get you in the ballpark and then add or reduce the price based on what you know about your EV and what other similar vehicles are selling for in your area.

7. Cleaning

Selling A Dirty Car

All that can be said about cleaning your vehicle, regardless of condition, is this…

If you want more money for your EV.. CLEAN IT!

8. Social Media

I Have An EV For Sale!

Now that you have created your listing it’s time to spread the word. This is important for a few reasons besides just letting friends know that you have an EV for sale, which they probably know anyway.

When you share your listing on social media accounts:

  • It allows others to share the listing increasing your pool for potential buyers
  • It’s another opportunity to include hashtags to your post like #evforsale #evsales #ev
  • It creates a loop of activity surrounding your listing that search engines will notice
Don’t underestimate the power of sharing your listing and letting others know you have an EV for sale.
Social Media
  • EV Dollar has easy social share at the top of every listing allowing you and others to easily share your listing in a dynamic way

Listing Your Electric or Hybrid Vehicle With EVDollar.com

When we say that EV Dollar is the “Premier EV & Hybrid Classified Listings” website, it’s not just a slogan but a way that we have approached building the site since its very conception.

Options & Features

EV Dollar has more bells and whistles than any other site out there. We have integrated the latest technologies for listing, viewing, communicating, and controlling your listing. We simply are the best!

Security

Many other sites make profits off of pop-up ads and creating buyers list to sell, we do not. EV Dollar has no pop-ups, unwanted email lists, and best of all, we do not collect and sell your information.

Sell Your EV Online With 21st Century Tools

List your electric vehicle for sale with us today and experience the safety, security, and professional listing experience you will receive on EVDollar.com.

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