The vast majority of electrical autos offered in Australia throughout 2022 got here from China and had been purchased by non-public consumers, whereas the ACT continues to outpace all different states and territories relating to EV uptake.
These are some take-aways from a abstract of Australia’s low-emissions market issued by automobile model peak physique, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), utilizing its VFACTS gross sales information.
These promised quarterly reviews seem like a riposte to the Electrical Car Council, which has made inroads as the advocacy group for EV take-up, and for spurring coverage choices.
Australians took supply of 33,410 battery electrical autos in 2022, which was sixfold year-on-year (YoY) development on paper – offset by the truth that Tesla solely began publishing native gross sales figures final 12 months, skewing the information.
That equates to market share of round 3 per cent, with a development trajectory pointing to a a lot greater determine in 2023 – the EV share sits north of 6 per cent to the tip of February 2023.
Over the course of 2022 we noticed the EV market more and more favour crossover SUV physique types over conventional passenger vehicles, a lot of which coincided with the launch of the long-awaited Tesla Mannequin Y round mid-year and the BYD Atto 3 a couple of months after.
“That is according to different markets internationally. The provision of battery electrical fashions inside the market most popular gentle industrial and heavy industrial segments stays restricted and is more likely to stay that method all through the present mannequin cycles,” the FCAI provides – although we’d add there are a selection of electrical vans right here or coming this 12 months.
Crucially, the abstract additionally notes that EV take-up remains to be dominated by the non-public market slightly than fleets, clearly indicating that the federal government’s fringe-benefits tax cuts for companies shopping for battery-powered autos was a wise transfer to develop the parc.
EV gross sales by purchaser kind in 2022
- Personal market: 24,534
- Enterprise fleets: 8125
- Authorities fleets: 488
- Rental fleets: 269
All advised 80 about per cent of EVs offered right here in 2022 had been made in China, which is some extent of be aware for many who concentrate on geopolitics.
All Teslas offered right here come out of Giga Shanghai, whereas different top-sellers such because the BYD Atto 3, Polestar 2 and MG ZS EV are made there as properly. China dominates the worldwide EV chain, though Europe and the US are engaged on methods to alter this by means of coverage levers.
EV gross sales by supply nation in 2022
- China: 26,426
- Korea: 3555
- Germany: 2426
- England: 792
- Japan: 137
EV gross sales by area
One of many extra attention-grabbing take-aways is the distinction in EV take-up throughout the states and territories, all of which provide some type of subsidy or tax aid for EV consumers.
The Northern Territory is an outlier within the sense EVs are almost non-existent up there, whereas within the ACT the market share of EVs was 8.0 per cent. The ACT authorities presents EV consumers stamp responsibility waivers, free registration and zero-interest loans to drive uptake.
EV gross sales and share by area
- NSW: 10,798 EV gross sales, 3.2% EV market share
- Victoria: 9496 EV gross sales, 3.3% EV market share
- Queensland: 6696 EV gross sales, 2.8% EV market share
- WA: 3078 EV gross sales, 2.9% EV market share
- SA: 1426 EV gross sales, 2.1% EV market share
- ACT: 1300 EV gross sales, 8.0% EV market share
- Tasmania: 571 gross sales, 3.0% EV market share
- NT: 68 gross sales, 0.7% EV market share
High 10 EV manufacturers in 2022
- Tesla: 19,594
- Hyundai: 2432
- BYD: 2113
- Polestar: 1524
- Volvo: 1474
- BMW: 1293
- Mercedes-Benz: 1153
- MG: 1119
- Kia: 949
- Mini: 455
High 10 EV fashions by gross sales in 2022
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