Australia's first home grown market EV

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Re: Australia's first home grown market EV

Post by Hillhater » Jun 08 2018 9:08pm

"Australias first ...??
What short memories we have.
https://www.motoring.com.au/ev-commodor ... pin-31435/
Yes, i know, you couldnt actually buy that either ...but at least they built some ! :D
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Re: Australia's first home grown market EV

Post by dingoEsride » Jun 08 2018 11:26pm

Good to see some comercials available though, there is a van version too, (well just a top over ute with barn type doors), but it does interest me.
edit, just saw the van in page
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Re: Australia's first home grown market EV

Post by markz » Jun 15 2018 4:05pm

n 2017, Australians bought 1680 EVs of 2,000,000 bought worldwide, while China purchased 680,000.

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Re: Australia's first home grown market EV

Post by Hillhater » Jun 16 2018 12:23am

markz wrote:
Jun 15 2018 4:05pm
n 2017, Australians bought 1680 EVs of 2,000,000 bought worldwide, while China purchased 680,000.
Cheapest EV in Oz is the Renault zoe..$45k for a "Micro car" limited range and speed.
Next up is the BMW i3 @ $75k before extras
If we are lucky, this year the new Leaf may be available for $55-$60k
Otherwise you are looking $100+k for Tesla etc.
So,...do you see why no one is buying in Oz ?

China , on the other hand has endless selection of options and prices.
Many are in the $20k range but also many down much below ,..even as low as $6k for "Micro car" size EVs
And of course, they also have subsidies and rebates for buyers.
That, and a customer base about 40 times more than Oz, is why they sell a few more !
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Re: Australia's first home grown market EV

Post by markz » Jun 16 2018 4:57pm

Buy one in China and bring it down under mate.

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