ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EVS) AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA

All-electric passenger vehicles, also known as Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), are rapidly gaining popularity in Australia. In 2021, the number of EVs on Australian roads nearly tripled, making up approximately two per cent of total vehicle sales in the country.

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There’s no stopping the electrification of our roads. Industry experts forecast that by 2030, 40 per cent of all new car sales globally will be EVs.

In Australia, as demand continues to grow, so too does the availability of public charging infrastructure. There are now 3,000 public EV charging points (2531 standard AC, 470 supercharge DC) to cover 7.692 million square kilometres. Thousands more will be rolled out over the next couple of years.

State governments have also started to offer financial incentives to encourage motorists to switch to EVs. These can include subsidies of up to $3,500 towards the purchase price, as well as exemption from stamp duty and registration fees.

There are many reasons why Australians are making the switch to EVs. Some do it for environmental reasons, while others are motivated by the lower running and maintenance costs. Whatever the reason, there’s little doubt that one day in the near future, EVs will be the norm on our roads.

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List: Electric Vehicles Currently Available in Australia 2022

Compared to some other countries, Australia still has rather limited choices when it comes to EVs. However, as the market continues to grow and more measures to support their uptake are implemented, we can expect more options and greater affordability.

There are currently 31 all-electric passenger vehicles available to purchase in Australia, with several more set to enter the market over the next 12 months.

Below is a list of the electric vehicles available in Australia right now. Note all prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).

Audi e-tron

Bodystyles: SUV, Sportback

Range: 336 – 444km

Price (AUD): e-tron SUV 50 – $137,100, e-tron SUV 55 – $146,100, e-tron Sportback 50 – $148,700, e-tron Sportback 55 – $157,700

BMW i4

Bodystyle: Liftback

Range: 510 – 590km

Price (AUD): eDrive40 – $99,900, M50 – $124,900

BMW iX3

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 460km

Price (AUD): $114,900

BMW iX

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 425 – 630km

Price (AUD): xDrive40 – $135,900, xDrive40 Sport – $141,900, xDrive50 Sport – $169,900

Hyundai Ioniq electric

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 373km

Price (AUD): $48,970

Hyundai Kona electric

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 305 – 484km

Price (AUD): Standard range Elite – $54,500, Standard range Highlander – $58,000, Extended range Elite – $60,500, Extended range Highlander – $64,000

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 430 – 451km

Price (AUD): 2WD – $71,900, AWD – $75,900

Jaguar I-Pace

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 470km

Price (AUD): SE – $151,432, HSE – $155,550

Kia EV6

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 484 – 528km

Price (AUD): Air – $67,990, GT-Line RWD – $74,990, GT-Line AWD – $82,990

Kia Niro Electric

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 455km

Price (AUD): S – $62,590, Sport – $65,990

Lexus UX300e

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 305km

Price (AUD): Luxury – $74,000, Sports Luxury – $81,000

Mazda MX-30 e35

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 200km

Price (AUD): $65,490

Mini Cooper SE

Bodystyle: Hatchback

Range: 200km

Price (AUD): Classic – $55,650, Yours – $62,825

Mercedes-Benz EQA

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 480km

Price (AUD): $76,800

Mercedes-Benz EQC

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 434km

Price (AUD): $124,300

MG ZS EV

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 263km

Price (AUD): $40,990

Nissan Leaf

Bodystyle: Hatchback

Range: 270 – 385km

Price (AUD): Leaf – $49,990, Leaf e+ – $60,490

Polestar 2

Bodystyle: Liftback

Range: 470 – 540km

Price (AUD): Standard Range – $59,900, Long Range – $64,900, Long Range Dual Motor – $69,900

Porsche Taycan

Bodystyle: Liftback/Wagon

Range: 431 – 484km

Price (AUD): Taycan Liftback – $156,300, Taycan 4 Wagon – $176,600, Taycan 4S Liftback – $194,700, Taycan 4S Wagon – $205,300, Taycan GTS Liftback – $237,000, Taycan Turbo Liftback – $276,300, Taycan Turbo Wagon – $279,000, Taycan Turbo S Liftback – $345,800

Tesla Model 3

Bodystyle: Sedan

Range: 491 – 614km

Price (AUD): Rear-Wheel Drive – $59,900, Long Range – $73,400, Performance – $84,900

Tesla Model S

Bodystyle: Sedan

Range: 637 – 652km

Price (AUD): Long Range – $162,559, Plaid – $222,409

Tesla Model X

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 580 – 547km

Price (AUD): Long Range – $171,718, Plaid – $204,218

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Bodystyle: SUV

Range: 380 – 418km

Price (AUD): Single Motor – $72,990, Dual Motor – $79,990

EVs coming in 2022

  • Audi e-Tron GT
  • BYD Atto 3
  • BYD EA1
  • Genesis GV60
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Mercedes-Benz EQE