In 2018 more than 2.1 million new electric vehicles were sold globally, a growth of 64% from 2017.1 While charging infrastructure and the upfront cost of purchasing an EV are still proving to be a purchase barrier in Australia, there are some clear benefits prospective buyers can’t ignore.
Think you need petrol to have a car with grunt? Think again. The benefit of an electric motor means you can reach maximum torque from 0 RPM.
You can help reduce air pollution from exhaust emissions by driving a battery electric vehicle. In fact, if you use solar energy to recharge your car from home, you can reduce your carbon footprint even further.
Did you know air pollution from motor vehicles kills over 1,700 Australians per year?2 Increased adoption of battery electric vehicles has the potential to significantly improve air quality and reduce strain on our health system.
Studies suggest BEV owners can benefit from lower running costs, thanks to fewer moving parts and the price to recharge with electricity less than the price to refuel with petrol.
Read Sofia Levin's review of how it felt to drive an EV for the very first time.