The Tidal Wave has arrived. And Australia is riding it all the way.
G’Day, hope you are all doing well, this is my first official blog in almost 5 months. I have been blogging on and off this year due to a project I was part of out of my day job. I will fill you in on that later this year.
While I have been away though a lot has changed, especially in Australia.
Since the election earlier in the year seeing the federal government change, we have seen several significant moves for Electric vehicle adoption.
- Money dedicated to uplifting the Electrical Network
- Money dedicated to uplifting the number of Vehicle Chargers
- States making significant moves to transition their fleets to electric vehicles
Unfortunately, though we still have a lot of work to do to change the perceptions of those that believe electric vehicles are nothing more than a boon and would never replace their current internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles.
Up till this point we were known as the laggards, the last in line and the underachievers when it came to electric vehicle adoption. The atmosphere of that retroact has shifted and we can see real change in the way Australians are looking towards electric vehicle adoption.
Incentives in a few states have helped to increase vehicle adoption. Unfortunately, they are still out of range cost-wise for an average wage earner.
How things are changing.
Tidal Wave, In March of this year, several changes occurred that helped to entice the uptake of electric vehicles for government and fleet vehicles. This helped to energize the marketplace regarding electric vehicle purchases and increased interest from car manufacturers.
The long-term view is to increase the second-hand electric vehicle car market for when the lease periods end for government vehicles. This will ultimately drive price competition and allow more people to enter the EV marketplace.
EVs coming to Australia
This move has helped to increase the interest of car manufacturers who previously felt that Australia was a less-than-viable market. Wheels Magazine Australia recently published their list of vehicles coming to Australia over the coming years. I have listed them below with the original links – Worth having a look
- Audi E-Tron GT
- BMW i7
- BMW iX1
- BYD Dolphin
- BYD Seal
- Cupra Born
- Ford E-Transit
- GWM Ora
- Hyundai Ioniq 6
- Jeep Recon
- Jeep Wagoneer S
- Kia EV6 GT
- Kia Niro Plus
- LDV eDeliver 9
- LDV eT60 ute
- LDV Mifa 9
- Mercedes-Benz EQE
- Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV
- Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV
- Mercedes-Benz EQV
- Mercedes-Benz eVito
- MG 4
- Polestar 3
- Porsche Macan EV
- Skoda Enyaq
- Subaru Solterra
- Toyota BZ4x
- Volkswagen ID.3
- Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5
- Volvo EX30
- Volvo EX90
It seems that Australia has finally woken up to the advantages of owning electric vehicles. The ability to charge from home, the possibilities of the vehicle to grid support and cars that can use their batteries for other purposes like boiling a kettle as demonstrated by UK publication “ThisisMoney.co.uk“
The Tidal Wave of electrification is coming. Australia in previous years has struggled to get electric vehicle purchases by over 1% last year it was more than 3% and growing. This is a small amount when considering the entire vehicle market but Australians want this change and they are showing that through their buying power.
Car companies are now seeing Australia as a viable electric vehicle landscape and are working to deliver more vehicles to meet the demand.
The EV vehicle market can only grow from here and I for one am excited by the possibilities that it provides.
Past the Tipping Point
We have passed the tipping point and we now get to ride the tidal way of change.
The questions that are going to see answered include
- How will we change our behaviours?
- What will the evolution of transport look like in 10-20 years?
- Will this small change make a significant change to the environment as we hope?
- How will our health improve?
- What possibilities will this change provide to our daily lives?
I am sure there are so many more questions to be asked now and in the future.
We need to make a change for the better so our children can live healthy happy environmentally conscious life.
Glad to be back and share my thoughts