Every automaker that will be around in 10 years has begun the transition to electric vehicles. Some are definitely taking it more seriously than others, but that timeline to EVs, is being heavily influenced by a number of countries and US states that are setting deadlines for the end of ICE vehicle sales.
ChargedFuture has compiled a great list of more than 30 locations that have announced bans on vehicles powered by petrol, diesel or gas.
In the US, EV sales account for around 3% of the new cars sold, while in Australia, we’re sitting at less than 1%. That slow uptake is for a number of reasons:
Limited vehicles to chose from
Higher purchase price
Lack of Government incentives
Limited recharging network outside the east cost of Australia
What isn’t preventing the sales is technology. In terms of battery tech today, the range of EVs is compatible with the average range travelled, and owners are often stopping due to human needs, rather than restrictions of the vehicle. Cars like Tesla’s Model 3 are capable of over 600km+ on a charge.
When it comes to performance, there’s no question there’s a variety of options, with some cheaper EVs like the Nissan Leaf (Gen2) opting for