Why are people reluctant to buy EVs?

23 November 2023

EVs are an increasingly popular choice for consumers and business, but in Australia their take-up has been relatively slow. Why?

t ARENA, we love electric vehicles (EVs). They’re a key weapon in the battle to remove the 11 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions from petrol, diesel and fueled light vehicles.

But in Australia, EV take up has been slow to take off. In 2022, global sales of new EVs made up around 14 per cent of the new car market. But here at home, the figure was less than 4 per cent.

Sales figures have improved in the first half of 2023 to more than 8 per cent, but that’s still a long way behind the rest of the world.

So, why the reluctance?

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