Chevy Volt may depreciate faster than Prius, Focus

May 18, 2011 3:43:59 PM PDT
Interested in buying the Chevrolet Volt? You may not like its expected rate of depreciation.

Kelley Blue Book says the $41,000 electric car is expected to depreciate in value by 58 percent after three years.

That would make then Volt worth about $17,000 on the used-car market, which Kelley Blue Book says is a lower value percentage than the Toyota Prius and the Ford Focus after three years.