With renewable sources of energy fast entering every aspect of the common man’s life, electric cars in Australia are gaining popularity. Here are a few insights on what we think 2022 has in store for Australia’s electric cars.
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting each and every one of us, in one way or the other, there were some industries that still managed to find a means to climb the competitive ladder. Of course, pharmaceuticals and information technology benefited greatly from the virus, but the electric vehicles surprisingly also witnessed a growth in the year 2020.
To add to this, Europe, the first one to face the scourge of the virus, witnessed the maximum number of electric car registrations during the course of the year. Global reports suggest that Australia also recorded higher sales during 2020. All of this is bolstered by the fact that the Australian government claims that the country will be emission-free by the year 2050.
Just a month back in November, the Australian government announced its electric vehicle strategy in Glasgow. The initiative did increase government funding towards the cause but also pulled in a few criticisms along the way. The global records say that worldwide electric car sales grew by 5% while the Australians only recorded a 1% increase in the aforementioned.
More ethical and strongly voiced laws are paramount for Australia to reach its goal by 2050. Studies suggest that things like exempting e-vehicles from taxes, pushing a sales mandate, and reducing costs upfront, can help the Ozzies save upto $500bn!
Government policies aside, manufacturers and complementary industries are looking for new avenues to explore. Albeit a little slow compared to the rest of the world, Australia does have a rising demand in this sector. For this reason alone, companies like Hyundai, Porsche, Nissan, Polestar, and Volvo, are all planning to introduce exciting new cars in 2022.
The Nissan Leaf e+ seems to be a promising and innovative new entry in 2022. Although not the best in looks, it falls under the budget for most e-car users. For higher end users, Porsche’s Taycan Turbo S is an electric car powerhouse. With stunning looks and brilliant hardware, the Taycan might be the favourite for e-car fanatics! Other cars such as the Ioniq 5, Polestar 2, and XC40, also look interesting.