More and more options
Just a few years ago, the desire to buy a road-going electric vehicle (other than an e-bike) was just wishful thinking. However, as the global EV market ramps up, more models are becoming available to the general public-even in Australia!
Ten years ago, electric vehicles were not considered a realistic product by most major car manufacturers, but with the advent of more advanced lithium batteries, with steadily decreasing battery prices, many manufacturers are taking a much closer look.
Indeed, most of the major car manufacturers have either production models available or are promising to have so soon. Some manufacturers are even stating that they are now planning to change all of their vehicles to electric power within the next decade or so, completely eliminating internal combustion engine vehicles from their range. So, if you want an electric vehicle, you now have a greater range to choose from than even just a few months ago, with more options appearing on the market (if not in Australia yet) almost monthly.
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