According to a new research report by the Australian Electric Vehicle Council (EVC), the country is closing in on having over 100,000 electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads, with the current peak at around 83,000.
As stated in the “Australian Electric Vehicle Industry Summary 2022,” 79% of the 83,000 EVs are battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and 21% are plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The report also notes a significant increase in electric car purchases in Australia, with an 86% rise in the past year and accounting for 3.8% of all new car purchases.
However, the CEO of the Electric Vehicle Council of Australia says that this growth is not enough to reach the country’s emission reduction targets. To meet federal emissions goals, the CEO says, “We need all near-zero emissions vehicles by 2050, which means we need 1 million electric cars by 2027 and about 3 million by 2030.”
The report highlights the growing domestic electric vehicle market in Australia and the increasing demand for EVs.