Top 5 Electric Cars In Australia Blog

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An electric car is powered by electric motors powered by energy stored in rechargeable batteries powered by generators – hopefully, powered from renewable resources. EVs are cleaner, with little to no exhaust fumes, and not inherently fossil fuel dependent.


Electric vehicle adoption in Australia is currently smaller than in other developed countries; however, as cheaper versions become available and the government builds more significant electrical infrastructure, the adoption rate is expected to rise and snowball.


Hyundai Ioniq

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is an excellent automobile. The Ioniq is one of Australia’s most competitive electric vehicle choices, with a starting price of $38,900.


Also, for the hybrid and electric car segment, it gets impressive estimates for fuel economy. Ioniq plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and power versions are available to help reduce your carbon footprint if you are involved in zero-emissions driving.


This hatchback has intuitive infotainment controls and spacious cargo hold. The Ioniq’s ride consistency, long stopping times, and minimal engine capacity are the key features of Hyundai Ioniq. Hyundai increased the battery capacity to 38.3kWh, which increases the range, and it can travel up to 311km.


  1. Hyundai Kona Electric

The Kona Electric is electrifying in all ways; it has a zero-emissions SUV with instant acceleration and a staggering driving range of up to 484 km on a single charge, as well as cutting-edge technology and the most advanced safety features.


The Hyundai Kona Electric is a little more expensive than the Ioniq because it has a more extended range. It is the only small 100% electric SUV on the Australian market with a torque of 395Nm with an ANCAP 5-star safety rating. In Australia, its starting price is $60,140.



  1. Renault Zoe

The Renault Zoe is a fully electric vehicle. That does not have an internal combustion engine. It launched in Australia in 2017 at a starting price of $50,000, which is a little expensive for a small entry-level compact electric car. It can travel 394km on a single charge.


  1. Nissan Leaf

Nissan styled the LEAF after a leaf, and it is a quaint five-door hatchback battery electric vehicle (BEV) manufactured by Nissan.


The standard LEAF has a 40-kWh battery with a range of around 315km. Nissan adds a 62-kWh battery to the LEAF Plus, giving it a range of 450 km. The Plus also has a 214-horsepower electric motor, which is more powerful than the 147-hp moto on the standard edition.


That’s a significant improvement over the LEAF’s nearest rival, the Hyundai IONIQ (373km). In Australia, its starting price is $49,990, which is indeed a pretty penny.


  1. Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S, designed by Elon Musk and the engineers at Tesla, is a five-door electric liftback car. Launched for the Australian market in 2014, the Model S will have a redesign for 2021, with a starting price of $132,718.


According to the EPA, The Model S has the most extended range and quickest acceleration of any electric car currently on the market, with up to 628 kilometres and a 0-100 time of 2.1 seconds.