It'd make more sense to buy an $8,000 used Nissan Leaf... even if it doesn't have a warranty. You could then save the other $8,000 to use for potential mechanical issues. And, as a bonus, you'd get a vehicle from a producer that knows what they are doing and will most likely still be in business in a couple of years. At $7,000, an Elio makes sense but not at $14,000. Same with Sondors' vehicle.