Electric vehicle sales in Australia overtake petrol-driven cars in medium category for first time

Tue, 30 May 2023 15:21:08 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Electric vehicle sales in Australia have overtaken petrol-driven vehicles in
the medium-sized car category for the first time on record, according to the
peak motoring body.

The announcement on Thursday follows Labor’s release of its EV policy backing
new fuel efficiency standards, which the Coalition has cautiously welcomed, in
an early sign legislation could be passed with bipartisan support.

The Australian Automobile Association’s EV index revealed that from January to
March 2023 7,866 battery electric medium-sized cars were bought in Australia,
or 58.3% of sales in the medium-sized category. Internal combustion engines
still dominate light vehicle sales in all other categories.

In all categories 17,396 battery electric vehicles were sold in the first
quarter, for the first time overtaking sales of conventional petrol hybrids,
which numbered 16,101.

Sales of battery electric vehicles were up 49.4% on the previous quarter, with
11,639 sold from October to December.

The association’s managing director, Michael Bradley, said “the shift is on”."

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               *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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