Whether you’re looking for environmental benefits, or to benefit your back pocket, you’ll find reasons to be happy about getting an electric car.
When we say ‘electric car’, we’re talking about battery-powered electric vehicles or EVs. These cars rely on being charged up to run.
It may surprise you that the concept of an electric vehicle isn’t new, with the first electric cars appearing on American roads as early as the 19th century. Internal combustion engines, fuelled by petrol, took off after shortly after this in the 1920s and quickly became the power source of choice for cars.
Now, with recent advances in electric vehicle battery technology and the rise of lower-cost models, the global electric vehicle market is resurgent. While uptake isn’t as strong as other countries, owning an electric vehicle in Australia is becoming more achievable.
We unpack some of the reasons why you might consider making your next car an electric vehicle.