Australia has a wide range of unique cars; surprisingly not even one of the 5 most popular cars is electric. Just like the Nissan’s slogan, electric cars are indeed an ‘innovation that excites’. This innovation is the future, and here to stay. The electric cars are indeed new and come in similar designs as the standard cars but with more powerful features (new torque, new vroom, new dashboard, new sound, and new maintenance schedules) than their petrol counterparts. Comfortable, smooth and perfect for the Australian weather, EVs are definitely an attractive alternative for motorists, no wonder they are fast becoming a trend around town.
This comprehensive Guide to Buying Electric Cars in Australia highlights the benefits of electric over petrol, the various types of electric vehicles (EV) available, how to charge them and for how long you can drive them before plugging in. This guide will also help you learn just how much money you are likely to spend on the car and what you ought to consider before purchasing.
- How electric vehicles work: we ask the experts
- Are electric cars greener?
- Maintenance schedules
- Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)
- Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)
- Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) or Extended-Range Electric Vehicles (EREVs)
- The first converted car in Australia
- Things needed to convert a car
- DIY: How to convert your own car to electric
- What are the main benefits of choosing electric over petrol?
- How will Electric Vehicles integrate into Australia’s existing car industry?
- Environmental Benefits of Electric Vehicles
- How is the range affected by driving style and conditions?
- Estimate range for the top 10 EVs on the market
- How to get more out of your electric car
- Infrastructure costs for household charging
- Developing Efficient Infrastructure to Charge Plug-In EVs
- Costs Breakdown of the Top 10 Electric Vehicles