With EV sales in 2021 seeing an almost 200% increase from the previous year, electric cars are making serious waves in the Australian motoring market. And it’s not hard to understand why. Efficient, quiet, and high-performance, there’s lots to love about them.
Discover the many benefits of transitioning to zero emission driving with our guide.
You won’t compromise on a thing
The EV market has more models on than ever before. From premium models like the BMW iX, Jagaur I-PACE and Tesla Model S, to nippy run-arounds like the Nissan Leaf and MG ZS, there are electric vehicles to suit every lifestyle and taste.
What makes them such a smart choice is that you won’t compromise on anything. With your new electric car, you can expect luxury, high-performance and total convenience wrapped up in one sustainable vehicle.
EVs now outperform their ICE counterparts. They accelerate faster than fuel-powered cars and deliver a better, smoother, quieter driving experience.
Today’s modern models have more than enough range for everyday usage making them ideal for day-to-day commutes and getting from A to B. You can charge them up at home overnight at your own convenience so they’re ready to hit the road in the morning.
You will be making a sustainable contribution
EVs run on electrically powered lithium-ion batteries, and with no tailpipe emissions, you will prevent damaging greenhouses gases like carbon dioxide being expelled into the atmosphere.
It is true that charging EVs with electrically generated from non-renewable sources like coal, oil or natural gas can leave a carbon footprint. But it is significantly less. Bloomberg’s 2019 BNEF study revealed that electric cars produce about 40% fewer greenhouse gases than fuel-powered vehicles, even accounting for the energy used in producing EV batteries.
You will make tangible cost savings
Over the course of owning or leasing your EV you will make serious savings. With fewer moving parts and batteries needing no oil changes and fewer services, electric cars are cheaper to maintain.
Let’s not forget the savings made by powering up your car with electricity instead of petrol or diesel. Australia’s Electric Vehicle Council estimates that the average cost of fuel for an internal combustion engine vehicle is $1.50 per litre, while electric cars cost the equivalent of 0.33c per litre.
- There has never been a wider range of EVs to suit every lifestyle and taste.
- With an EV you do not compromise on luxury, performance, or convenience.
- EVs now outperform fuel-powered cars in terms of acceleration, torque, and overall driving experience.
- EVs produce about 40% fewer greenhouse gases than fuel-powered vehicles, even accounting for the energy used in producing EV
- An internal combustion engine vehicle’s fuel costs $1.50 per litre, while electric cars cost the equivalent of 0.33c per litre to power.
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