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Ten models of electric cars will arrive in Australia in 2022


Australia’s transition to an electrified car is moving upwards when at least 30 new EV models are released by the end of 2022.

This number is impressive when you consider only about 20 different electric battery models, not counting hybrids or connected hybrids that still have internal combustion engines.

What is critical, we could see that the minimum entry price for new electric vehicles with batteries is dropped below $ 40,000 (before subsidies) thanks to new Chinese brands.

The first available SUV of Tesla’s dominant EV brand, the Model Y, will finally go on sale in Australia.

Hopefully, the largest new car retailer in the country, Toyota, will hopefully release in Australia its first battery-powered electric car, the bZ4X SUV, in Australia by the end of the year.

There will be new electric vans affecting a growing segment of the market, which is currently dominated by diesel fuel, which emits emissions.

All of this means that sales of EVs should rise sharply from their meager market share of new car sales of about 1.5 percent (we don’t know for sure because more than 10,000 Tesla sales are unpublished) to possibly 3 interest.

“Absolutely we are seeing an increase in EV sales,” confirmed Ross Booth, global general manager of car prices and retail at Redbook.com.au.

“It will come from voluminous players, and it will happen when we reach the magic price, which is probably $ 40,000.

“If a car company brings something well-marked and at a good price, then Australians will buy it. This has always been the case in Australia, and electric vehicles are exactly the same. ”

But as the number of EVs grows this year, Australia will also have many dozens of new petrol and diesel cars, SUVs and cars.

Importantly, there will be no launch of electric drives in 2022, as diesel 4 × 4 cars such as the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger are hugely popular.

There are also no large seven-seater electric SUVs that could compete with the likes of the Toyota LandCruiser.

“Undoubtedly, as soon as we get electrified, it will be a gangbuster in Australia,” Booth said. “It’s going to take off because the market wants it, like SUVs.”

Many of the new EVs will be expensive and low-volume models from luxury brands that better cope with the high cost of batteries and at the same time make a profit. Mercedes-Benz has six EVs to be launched in the local market, and three BMWs.

Of course, all of this EV activity takes place despite a lack of incentives or encouragement from the federal government, in which there is still no plan to reduce CO2 emissions from cars, despite years of debate and research.

Instead, state and territory governments have taken over. NSW is in the lead both with tax breaks and with discounts on EV purchases.

“We are far behind in Australia in terms of both incentives and infrastructure development,” Booth said. “I think there are a lot of Australians who really want to buy an EV, but they just can’t get it or make it work with what they’re trying to do in their lives.

“We see that the demand for EVs at the moment is higher than the available models and supply.”

This situation will be resolved to some extent in 2022. Here are 10 key EVs to arrive in Australia in 2022.

1. Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y (right) can replace the Model 3 (left) as Australia’s most popular EV. Photo: supplied

Tesla dominates EV sales in Australia with the Model 3 sedan. The Y is a five-door five-seater SUV that rides on the same platform and offers essentially the same performance. It is expected to be offered in a line of three models with single and twin engine options and a minimum range of 400 km. The price will be higher than 3. But that shouldn’t stop the Y model from replacing it as the most popular EV on Australian roads.

2. Ora Good Cat

Ora Good Cat can work wonders with the availability of EVs in Australia. Photo: supplied

China produces the most affordable EV in the world, and the small Ora Good Cat car – if it appears in 2022, as promised – could become the cheapest of this breed, sold in Australia for about $ 40,000. Ora is an EV brand owned by the giant car company Great Wall Motor, which already sells petrol and diesel cars and SUVs in Australia. The stated minimum range of Good Cat – about 400 km.

3. BYD Yuan Plus

BYD is another Chinese brand that promises a number of affordable models. Photo: included

BYD (or Build Your Dreams) is another Chinese car giant. Its deployment in Australia under the leadership of an independent importer based in New Wales has been marked by much talk. But if the Yuan Plus SUV arrives in Australia in 2022, as promised, it could arouse great interest in its modern style, 400km range and an expected price of mid-$ 40,000. The importer promises that more BYD models will arrive regularly in Australia, including a compact car for $ 35,000, but real details have not yet been offered.


The 2022 MG update is a major improvement over its latest EV. Photo: supplied

The cheapest EV sold in Australia today is another Chinese model, the MG ZS EV. Currently priced at around $ 45,000 (up to grants offered in some places), the small station wagon will receive a significant upgrade in 2022, which includes a significantly improved battery range as well as upgraded infotainment features. This is all good news because the current version has its limitations as well TND found here.

5. Kia EV6

Rafael Nadal and Dylan Olcott will present the Kia EV6 in Australia on January 13, 2022. Photo: Fiona Hamilton / Tennis Australia

Presented locally by Rafael Nadal and New Australian of the Year Dylan Olcat, the EV6 looks like a breakthrough for Kia, which has already entered the Australian electrified market with the obscene Niro. The EV6, which will appear in early 2022, is a completely different proposition due to its powerful performance and long battery life. Prices will start at $ 67,990 for the non-identical technical twin Hyundai Ioniq 5, which arrived here in late 2021. The good news is the more affordable versions of both cars.

6. Kupra Born

Cupra Born – a good solution for those who are still waiting for the Volkswagen ID.3. Photo: included

If you looked at the Volkswagen ID.3 small EV and wanted it to be sold in Australia, then Born is your solution under a different name. Cupra is a subsidiary of the Spanish company SEAT, which is a subsidiary of VW. Born is a five-door hatchback based on the same set of components as the ID.3, under its own stylish skin, which means lively performance and a range of 420 km for the original model. Prices are expected to start at around $ 50,000, which could make it a really tempting offer when it comes out in late 2022.

7. Ford E-Transit

The introduction of the Ford E-Transit could significantly reduce global carbon emissions. Photo: supplied

Okay, so it’s not sexy, but the E-Transit will be Australia’s first EV to be released in Australia’s Blue Oval, as well as one of the first electrified vans available here. Imagine the impact on CO2 and particulate emissions if all these diesel vans on our roads were replaced by such vehicles? This is already happening in the US, where companies like FedEx and Amazon are ordering thousands of electric vans. The E-Transit will go on sale in the middle of the year with a promised payload of 1,616 kg and a maximum range of 317 km, although you probably won’t be able to achieve both at the same time.

8. Polestar 2

Polestar 2 hopes to compete with the ever-popular Tesla Model 3. Photo: included

The amazing name originates in a motorcycle company, not a strip club. Part of the giant Chinese Geely empire along with a close relative of Volvo, Polestar has already started offering test drives for 2 in Australia, with the first deliveries scheduled for February. For the price and size that go directly against the Tesla Model 3, the Polestar 2 gets strong reviews and great interest to begin with. Models with one and two engines with a range of up to 540 km are offered.

9. Toyota bZ4X

Given Toyota’s popularity in Australia, many have high hopes for the bZ4X. Photo: included

Toyota is the dominant player in sales in Australia, and this makes its first EV one of the most significant cars on this list, simply because of the massive rusty buying audience it will be exposed to.

Officially, the goal of implementation remains until the end of 2022, but the global shortage of semiconductors is playing hell with Toyota’s production schedules and waiting lists. Approximately the size of the RAV4 SUV, the bZ4X will be offered in both single and twin engines with a range of about 500 km. Prices have not yet been announced, but Toyota continues to tell us it will not be cheap.

10. Volkswagen ID.4

2022 could be the year when Australians finally get the Volkswagen ID.4 SUV. Photo: supplied

In Australia, Volkswagen has been an outspoken critic of the federal government’s lack of regulation of CO2 emissions and the promotion of electric vehicles, saying it has postponed the local deployment of its EVs. But we can still see the ID.4 SUV in Australia in late 2022. The five-seater station wagon will rank in Australia compared to the Model Y, bZ4X and Polestar 2. It could also reduce their cost.


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