15+ Galvanizing Electric Cars Statistics for 2022

Australia electric cars statistics

Did you know that vehicle pollution in Australia causes 50% more fatalities than car crashes? Or that a 100km drive with an electric car will cost you only $4, which can save you up to $1600 a year in car maintenance?

Hope you have your batteries charged, as we’re taking you to an electric cars statistics drive. Ready? Let’s hit the road.

Fascinating Facts & Stats

  • Electric vehicle statistics show that in 2021, 20 665 electric vehicles were sold in Australia.
  • In 2021, electric cars made up 1.95% of the Australian car market.
  • There are 31 models of electric vehicles available on the Australian electric car market.
  • With 12 094 units sold in 2021, Tesla Model 3 is the best-selling EV in Australia.
  • According to EV trends and expert predictions, electric vehicles may control half of the major markets by 2030.

General Electric Cars Statistics

1. In 2021, the number of newly registered plug-in electric cars globally was around 6.5 million.

(Insideevs)

This number suggests a 108% year-over-year rise in worldwide plug-in electric car sales, as in 2020, this number stood at around 3.1 million. In total, the average electric vehicle market share improved by 9% in 2021.

2. In January 2022, 618 300 units of electric vehicles were delivered worldwide.

(EV-Volumes)

January 2022 saw a year-over-year rise in global EV trends, as well as 86% year-over-year growth of BEV, PHEV, and FCEV deliveries.

3. It is predicted that 6 million electric vehicles will be shipped in 2022.

(Gartner)

Gartner predicts that 95% of those vehicles will be electric cars, with buses, vans, and heavy trucks making up the remaining 5%.

4. In 2020, 969 030 Plug-in Hybrid electric vehicles were sold worldwide.

(Statista)

This number represents a huge rise in global sales, as in 2019, only 570 720 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were sold worldwide.

Electric Car Market Statistics Australia

5. Electric vehicle statistics show that in 2021, 20 665 electric vehicles were sold in Australia.

(The Guardian) (Electric Vehicle Council)

In 2021, EV sales numbers in Australia nearly tripled year-over-year. Aussies have bought 8688 vehicles in the first half of 2021, which is more than the total number of electric vehicles sold in Australia in 2020.

6. In 2020, the electric car market sold 6900 EVs.

(Electric Vehicle Council) (Statista)

Of the total electric vehicles sold in 2020, 76% were Battery Electric Vehicles and little under 25% were Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. The sales in the first half of 2020 counted 3226 vehicles.

7. In 2021, electric cars made up 1.95% of the Australian car market.

(The Guardian)

What percent of cars sold are electric in Australia? Well, according to The Guardian, 2021 EV sales numbers in Australia reached 20,665, which amounted to a 1.95% share in the Australian car market.

8. Since 2017, the percentage of electric vehicles sold has grown by 1.76%.

(The Guardian) (Budget Direct)

Electric vehicle sales statistics show that the number of sold electric vehicles is becoming higher every year. Here’s how the percentages of electric vehicles sold have looked over the last 5 years:

YearPercentage of electric vehicles sold
20211.95%
20200.78%
20190.65%
20180.3%
20170.19%

Recent car market statistics reveal that over 20,000 electric cars were sold in Australia in the last decade.

Electric Cars Models Statistics Australia

9. There are 31 models of electric vehicles available on the Australian electric car market.

(Electric Vehicle Council) (Electric Vehicle Council) 

The current 31 electric vehicles on the Australian electric car market are from 12 different car manufacturers. BMW and Mercedes Benz offer 5 models of EV each and Hyundai, Tesla and Porsche have 3 vehicle models put for sale in Australia. 

Here’s an overview of models of electric vehicles on the Australian EV market available now and by the end of 2022:

Number of EVs available in Australia (Source: Electric Vehicle Council)

10. 14 models of electric vehicles are priced under $65,000.

(Electric Vehicle Council)

Some of the most affordable EVs in Australia include the Mini Cooper SE, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Kona EV, and MG ZS EV Essence.

The electric cars statistics from 2021 shows that Aussies got 6 more low-priced electric vehicles under $65,000 to choose from, compared to 2020. 

11. With 12 094 units sold in 2021, Tesla Model 3 is the best-selling EV in Australia.

(News)

Which model has the largest electric vehicle market share? According to sales reports, Tesla Model 3 is the best-selling electric vehicle in Australia. 

Other electric passenger vehicles with great sales performance in Australia include:

  • MG ZS (1388 units sold)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander (592 units sold)
  • MG HS (580 units sold)
  • Porsche Taycan (531 units sold)
  • Hyundai Kona (505 units sold)

Public charging statistics AU

12. As of 2021, Australia has over 3000 public electric car chargers.

(Statista) (Electric Vehicle Council)

These charging stations are available at over 1,650 locations, and they provide two types of chargers: AC and DC. By 2021, the number of AC chargers has increased by 23%, while now there are 24% more DC chargers than there were in 2020. There are more AC than DC chargers in Australia, the number of AC chargers standing at 2,531 in 2021.

13. There are 470 DC fast chargers across Australia.

(Statista) (Electric Vehicle Council) 

2021 reports show the number of DC fast charges in Australia has drastically increased over the years. Their charging power ranges from 25kW to 350kW, and they can fully recharge selected models from 10 to 15 minutes.

DC chargers are available at around 244 locations across Australia. Most of them are located in New South Wales (181), whereas the Northern Territory has the least DC charging stations – only 2.

14. There are 7.21 electric vehicles per public charger in Australia

(Electric Vehicles Council)

2021 reports show that there are only 7.21 vehicles per electric charger. This means that unless more people start using electric vehicles, there won’t be a need for a wider charging infrastructure (and we should note that charging stations aren’t equally distributed across all Australian territories). 

However, with sales numbers of electric vehicles rising each year, this situation may change.

15. The majority of electric cars in Australia are charged with renewable power.

(The Driven)
According to an informal poll conducted by Future Smart Strategies’ managing director, 75% of electric cars in Australia are charged almost exclusively with clean energy. This poll shows that at present, a little less than 90% of the time, EVs are charged at home, with more than half done using rooftop solar power. A green power option was used by 16%, a mix of the traditional grid (25%). According to the energy statistics, Tasmania is the country’s leader when it comes to renewable energy.

Electric Vehicles Trends Statistics

16. According to EV trends and expert predictions, electric vehicles may control half of the major markets by 2030.

(Bloomberg)
Electric vehicles could account for about half of auto sales in the world’s major markets by 2030, as their prices have become almost the same as those of petrol-fuelled cars.

17. By 2030/31, New South Wales EV sales numbers could increase by 52%.

(Environment) (New South Wales Government) 

EV trends suggest that due to New South Wales’ four-year plan to make the infrastructure better by investments and tax reduction, it is possible the EV sales numbers will increase by more than 50%.  The plan is to do it by installing 1,000 new charging stations, investing $171 million for a more supplied road network, and giving tax reductions. 

Bottom line

We hope that these facts about electric cars got you warmed up for a new electric vehicle that will serve you and the environment well. Looking at the electric cars statistics, the future of electric vehicles in Australia seems more than promising.

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