Why go electric?

If you’re thinking of replacing your car, going electric has many benefits:

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Electricity is cheaper than petrol

About 7 times cheaper than petrol in fact. EECA calculates charging up your car costs the equivalent of 30c per litre. You can also charge up for free.

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Less maintenance 

Battery powered electric cars have fewer moving parts compared to thousands of moving parts in petrol cars. 

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Cleaner air

Battery powered electric cars produce no exhaust emissions that cause local air pollution. Over its lifetime, a battery powered electric car emits 60% fewer climate change emissions than petrol cars.

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More fun to drive

Electric cars have no clutch or gears. They accelerate faster and smoother, in a “sporty” way - and climb hills easier than petrol cars.

 

The Government has put together an incentive package for electric vehicle ownership including road user charge exemption for light vehicles, which is a saving of around $700 per year.