Electric cars in Australia have absolutely boomed in popularity over the past several years. In 2022, EV sales rose by 549%, now making up 3.39% of the new car sales market, rather than 1.8% in 2021.
And their popularity isn’t going to stop there. Signatory nations of the Glasgow Declaration, including the UK, Canada and Mexico, have committed to phasing out the combustion motor and going all-electric by the year 2040.
In this post, we discuss a bit about investing in an electric car, and why it’s one of the best things you can do if you want to tackle climate change on a personal level and secure a cleaner future.
Investing in your first EV
Making the switch from fossil fuel to electric vehicle is super easy. All you need to do is browse the range of models, do your research and choose the right home charging station.
Most popular electric car models in 2022
Buying an electric car isn’t about following a popularity contest, but it’s interesting to see which cars performed best in sales last year. This might give you a better idea of what to look for, and why:
- Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling electric vehicle in Australia for 2022, with over 10,000 sales.
- Mercedes Benz EQA
Leading the way for luxury cars, the Mercedes Benz EQA was the best-selling high-end vehicle in 2022. A compact SUV with the trademark, sleek Merc looks, there’s no wonder why this car performed so well. Safety, comfort and Mercedes’ famous engineering is what you get with their EQA model.
- Porsche Taycan
Porsche’s first fully electric car was the leader in electric sports cars for 2022. It’s known for its sleek design, high safety ratings and an achievement of 0-100km/h in about 4 seconds.
Going electric is the best thing you can do for the environment
If you’re concerned about climate change and want to do your bit for the environment, then switching to an electric vehicle should be the first thing on your list. Going from a diesel or petrol-powered car to an electric car can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 2 tons of CO2 per year.
Switching to electric has an even greater impact than installing solar panels in your home, which can reduce your CO2 output by up to 1.5 tons per year.
A cleaner future
Investing in your first EV means a cleaner future for everyone. A clean environment for future generations, and a clean, new ride for you!
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