Battery and fuel cell EVs have zero tailpipe emissions, they are low maintenance, safe and convenient. The best advertisement for an EV is to drive one and feel the difference.”
The NRMA have estimated that it costs the equivalent of only 33 cents per litre to charge an electric car.
Savings make dollars and sense
Australians purchased 6,900 electric cars last year, a 2.7% increase on 2019, according to the Electric Vehicle Council. Electric cars account for just 0.7% of total car sales. In comparison, 1.3 million EVs were sold in China, the world’s biggest EV market.
EVs are undoubtedly better for the environment. Transport emissions are responsible for 22% of the councils’ collective greenhouse gas emissions across the region, Anthony says, making EVs one of six strategies in the Eastern Suburbs Low Carbon Future Plan.
“Based on the current uptake of EVs, we can reduce our communities’ greenhouse gas emissions by 6%. It’s a pretty significant saving.”
An even bigger saving is in store for consumers. EVs can save the average Australian driver around $1,000 each year on fuel costs. As the world’s largest car companies phase out combustion vehicles, the Electric Vehicle Council and other leading experts expect EVs will be cheaper than petrol or diesel equivalents in less than five years.