Australia set to cross 100k EVs

Australia will shortly cross 100,000 EVs on its roads.

That’s in accordance with a brand new report launched on February 7 by the Electrical Automobile Council (EVC).

Whereas the 28-page Australian Electrical Automobile Trade Recap 2022 is a evaluation of established info, it additionally consists of new particulars such because the milestone estimate.

The council had unique entry to cumulative EV gross sales information earlier than the newest reporting 12 months, to allow them to add up the years passed by to reach at greater than 83,000 EVs.

The determine can also be cut up between battery electrical autos (BEVs) at 79% and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) at 21%.

About 44,000 EVs have been in circulation initially of 2022.

The brand new report additionally notes that the variety of EVs bought elevated by 86% within the final 12 months, with 3.8% of all new automobiles bought being electrical.

Nevertheless, EVC chief government Behyad Jafari warns there isn’t any room for complacency.

“In the event you assume you’re seeing extra EVs on the highway than you used to you’re proper, but when we wish to hit our nationwide emissions goal we gained’t make it on this present trajectory,” he says.

“To attain the federal authorities’s emission goal we’ll want a close to totally zero-emission automobile fleet by 2050. To remain on monitor which means reaching a million EVs by 2027 and round three million by 2030.

“We are able to undoubtedly hit these objectives, however not with out an formidable gasoline effectivity normal to broaden the provision of EVs to Australia. The federal authorities ought to introduce this normal this 12 months as a matter of urgency.”

Jafari says Australia has no motive to proceed to lag the world on EV take up.

“The passion is there in abundance, we simply want our governments to proceed the coverage reform that makes it straightforward to transition away from the exhaust pipe.”

The brand new report additionally notes the variety of public chargers has elevated from 3413 in 2021 to 4943 in 2022. Quick chargers are up from 231 to 365.