Because you can’t spell revolution without ‘EV’.
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As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs (electric vehicles) have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality.

But, while potential buyers may be put off by range anxiety and lofty prices, the number of electric cars available in Australia is rapidly rising, with manufacturers hoping to eventually reap the benefits of scale and dispel myths around electric vehicle limitations.

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Infrastructure Australia projects that by 2040, electric cars will account for 70 to 100 per cent of new car sales, with current data from the Electric Vehicle Council stating that almost 10,000 electric cars have been sold in Australia since 2011.

By this figuring, most of us will have one in the driveway by the end of this decade, either new or used.

So, whether you’re tentatively window shopping or actively future-proofing, it’s best to get acquainted with every all-electric car on sale, or soon to be on sale, in Australia in 2020.

Here, your comprehensive guide...


This story was first published in March, 2020


Audi e-tron

AVAILABLE: Sometime in 2020 (TBC)

TYPE: Crossover SUV

DRIVING RANGE: Up to 436km (WLTP)

PRICE: From $137,700 plus on-road costs

Audi e-tron Sportback

AVAILABLE: Late 2020

TYPE: Coupe-style crossover SUV

DRIVING RANGE: 347- 446km (WLTP)

PRICE: TBC

BMW i3

AVAILABLE: Since 2014

TYPE: Small hatchback

DRIVING RANGE: 285 - 310 km (WLTP)

PRICE: From $68,700 (before on-road costs)

Hyundai Ioniq electric

AVAILABLE: Since 2018

TYPE: Medium hatchback

DRIVING RANGE: 311km (WLTP)

PRICE: From $48,490 (before on-road costs)

Hyundai Kona electric

AVAILABLE: Since 2019

TYPE: Small crossover SUV

DRIVING RANGE: 449km (WLTP)

PRICE: From $59,990 (before on-road costs)

Jaguar I-Pace

AVAILABLE: Since 2018

TYPE: Performance SUV

DRIVING RANGE: 470km (WLTP)

PRICE: From $124,100 (before on-road costs)

MG EZS ('ZS EV' here)

AVAILABLE: Late 2020

TYPE: Compact SUV

DRIVING RANGE: 262km (WLTP)

PRICE: $46,990 driveaway

Mercedes-Benz EQC

AVAILABLE: Since December 2019

TYPE: SUV

DRIVING RANGE: 434km (WLTP)

PRICE: From $137,900 (before on-road costs)

Mini Electric

AVAILABLE: Since July 2020

TYPE: Hatchback

DRIVING RANGE: 230km (WLTP)

PRICE: $54,800 plus on-road costs

Nissan Leaf

AVAILABLE: Since August 2019

TYPE: Hatchback

DRIVING RANGE: 270km (WLTP)

PRICE: From $49,990 (before on-road costs)

Polestar 2

AVAILABLE: Currently expected before the end of 2020.

TYPE: Fastback

DRIVING RANGE: 500km (WLTP)

PRICE: TBC

Porsche Taycan

AVAILABLE: Available to order now.

TYPE: Sports car

DRIVING RANGE: Up to 365 - 420km (WLTP)

PRICE: From $190,400 plus on-road costs

Renault Zoe

AVAILABLE: Since 2017

TYPE: Small hatch

DRIVING RANGE: Up to 300km (claimed)

PRICE: From $49,490 (before on-road costs)

Renault Kangoo Maxi ZE

AVAILABLE: Since 2017

TYPE: Van

DRIVING RANGE: 200km (claimed)

PRICE: From $49,990 (before on-road costs)

Tesla Model 3

AVAILABLE: Since 2019

TYPE: Sedan

DRIVING RANGE: 460 - 560km (WLTP)

PRICE: From $67,900 (before on-road costs)

Tesla Model S

AVAILABLE: Since 2014

TYPE: Sedan

DRIVING RANGE: 593 - 610km (WLTP)

PRICE: From $140,169 (before on-road costs)

Tesla Model X

AVAILABLE: Since 2017

TYPE: SUV

DRIVING RANGE: 487 - 507km (WLTP)

PRICE: From $151,869 (before on-road costs)