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Australia’s EV market by model, area and purchaser sort


The vast majority of electrical autos bought in Australia throughout 2022 got here from China and have been purchased by non-public consumers, whereas the ACT continues to outpace all different states and territories in relation to EV uptake.

These are some take-aways from a abstract of Australia’s low-emissions market issued by automobile model peak physique, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), utilizing its VFACTS gross sales information.

These promised quarterly studies seem like a riposte to the Electrical Automobile Council, which has made inroads as the advocacy group for EV take-up, and for spurring coverage selections.

Australians took supply of 33,410 battery electrical autos in 2022, which was sixfold year-on-year (YoY) progress on paper – offset by the truth that Tesla solely began publishing native gross sales figures final yr, skewing the information.

That equates to market share of round 3 per cent, with a progress trajectory pointing to a a lot greater determine in 2023 – the EV share sits north of 6 per cent to the top of February 2023.

Over the course of 2022 we noticed the EV market more and more favour crossover SUV physique kinds over conventional passenger vehicles, a lot of which coincided with the launch of the long-awaited Tesla Mannequin Y round mid-year and the BYD Atto 3 a number of months after.

“That is according to different markets internationally. The supply of battery electrical fashions throughout the market most popular mild business and heavy business segments stays restricted and is more likely to stay that method all through the present mannequin cycles,” the FCAI provides – although we’d add there are a variety of electrical vans right here or coming this yr.

Crucially, the abstract additionally notes that EV take-up continues to be dominated by the non-public market quite than fleets, clearly indicating that the federal government’s fringe-benefits tax cuts for companies shopping for battery-powered autos was a smart transfer to develop the parc.

EV gross sales by purchaser sort in 2022

  • Non-public market: 24,534
  • Enterprise fleets: 8125
  • Authorities fleets: 488
  • Rental fleets: 269

All instructed 80 about per cent of EVs bought right here in 2022 have been made in China, which is some extent of be aware for individuals who concentrate on geopolitics.

All Teslas bought right here come out of Giga Shanghai, whereas different top-sellers such because the BYD Atto 3, Polestar 2 and MG ZS EV are made there as effectively. China dominates the worldwide EV chain, though Europe and the US are engaged on methods to vary this by means of coverage levers.

EV gross sales by supply nation in 2022

  1. China: 26,426
  2. Korea: 3555
  3. Germany: 2426
  4. England: 792
  5. Japan: 137

EV gross sales by area

One of many extra fascinating take-aways is the distinction in EV take-up throughout the states and territories, all of which provide some type of subsidy or tax aid for EV consumers.

The Northern Territory is an outlier within the sense EVs are practically non-existent up there, whereas within the ACT the market share of EVs was 8.0 per cent. The ACT authorities provides EV consumers stamp responsibility waivers, free registration and zero-interest loans to drive uptake.

EV gross sales and share by area

  • NSW: 10,798 EV gross sales, 3.2% EV market share
  • Victoria: 9496 EV gross sales, 3.3% EV market share
  • Queensland: 6696 EV gross sales, 2.8% EV market share
  • WA: 3078 EV gross sales, 2.9% EV market share
  • SA: 1426 EV gross sales, 2.1% EV market share
  • ACT: 1300 EV gross sales, 8.0% EV market share
  • Tasmania: 571 gross sales, 3.0% EV market share
  • NT: 68 gross sales, 0.7% EV market share

High 10 EV manufacturers in 2022

  1. Tesla: 19,594
  2. Hyundai: 2432
  3. BYD: 2113
  4. Polestar: 1524
  5. Volvo: 1474
  6. BMW: 1293
  7. Mercedes-Benz: 1153
  8. MG: 1119
  9. Kia: 949
  10. Mini: 455

High 10 EV fashions by gross sales in 2022

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