More than 3,100 new electric vehicles (EV) have hit South Australian roads so far in 2023, according to the latest sales data.
The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) data shows EVs (both Battery EVs and Plug-in EVs) accounted for 6.1% of all new car sales so far in 2023.
The latest data comes on the back of recently released figures by RAA showing South Australian EV sales had doubled compared to the previous year.
RAA Mobility Technology Specialist Mark Borlace said South Australians may have started noticing thousands more EVs on our roads.
“The rate of new EV sales isn’t slowing down,” Mr Borlace said.
“We’ve seen more than 3,100 new EVs on our roads since the beginning of the year and they make up more than 6% of new car sales.
“That means a little more than one in 20 new cars sold in South Australia are EVs – and that number will continue to climb.”
Mr Borlace said there were more EV makes and models hitting the Australian market each month which was also helping to bring the price down.
“South Australians can purchase an EV for as low as $38,890 – which is the BYD Dolphin model,” Mr Borlace said.
“While still more expensive than their petrol and diesel counterparts, EVs are becoming more affordable all the time.
“RAA is also building SA’s first border-to-border EV charging network to help ensure the charging infrastructure is in place to support the growth in EVs on our roads.
“The RAA Charge network roll out is well underway and we’re nearing 50% completion of our 140 site network.
“We’re helping to solve ‘range anxiety’ for EV drivers which is one of the biggest concerns people considering buying an EV have.”
The RAA Charge network is being delivered with the assistance of a $12.35 million grant from the Government of South Australia.
To learn more about the network, including what’s currently under construction, visit: www.raa.com.au/charge