Australia’s motoring trade foyer group the FCAI has in the present day launched a brand new and fairly attention-grabbing report about zero and low emission automobile gross sales. I’ll deal with the 100% battery electrical zero emission automobile gross sales.
FCAI Chief Govt Tony Weber stated:
“VFACTS information is the premier supply of automobile gross sales data for choice makers and commentators throughout Australia. This report can be very important in revealing the progress of zero and low emission automobile penetration into Australia’s mild automobile fleet”.
“A necessary a part of the journey to a zero-emission mild automobile fleet is the implementation of an formidable but achievable gasoline effectivity customary”
The expansion of electrical autos (EV) gross sales continues all through 2022 as extra fashions turned out there from an rising vary of manufacturers.
This development has been achieved despite manufacturing challenges main ensuing from the COVID pandemic which included shortages of microprocessors, plant closures and logistics points.
Ranging from nearly nothing, final yr gross sales of EV’s in Australia rose from lower than 1% a month in January to nearly 6% in December. The pattern line is jagged due to transport delays and different points that means some months fewer EV’s landed at our ports in comparison with others.
Australians love SUV’s and the rising pattern for SUV EV gross sales all through final yr exhibits this clearly.
That is one motive why whether or not you want them or hate them, lots of the new EV fashions imported on the market into Australia over the subsequent few years can be SUVs, reasonably than different automobile sorts like station wagons, hatchbacks and many others.
Australia’s love one other automobile section which is Utes. The explanation electrical utes aren’t within the stats for EV gross sales is as a result of there aren’t many EV ute choices in Australia but.
The subsequent two graphs will not be a shock. Tesla is dominating EV gross sales in Australia by a large margin with daylight second.
A number of Chinese language and Korean manufacturers are doing their greatest to catch up. Let’s see if these manufacturers like Kia, MG, BYD and Hyundai can carry sufficient automobiles in on ships in 2023 to scale back Teslas dominant market share.
Final however not least, the place are the EVs bought in Australia made? China is much within the lead as a result of it’s the place Australian Teslas are made in addition to BYD, MG, Polestar, Volvo and BMW’s IX3.
The Korean automobile producers (Kia and their minority proprietor Hyundai) have some award profitable EV expertise and design. Let’s see in the event that they handle to get sufficient provide of EVs to import into Australia this yr to make amends for their Chinese language manufactured rivals.