The demand for electric cars is high in Australia. The sales of electric vehicles for 2022 are more than doubled and in November reached a share of 4.7% of all new car sales. Electric car sales can even rise in the coming days if there was enough supply.
There is no doubt, Australia has the world's most developed electric vehicle market, but that might change in 2023 with a new range of battery electric cars expected for release. The highest-sale brands in 2022 are Kia EV6, and Hyundai Ioniq 5, dealers are expecting orders from 21 new EV models.
The top 10 brands of electric vehicles that are expected to be there at Australian market in 2023 are given here.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
Hyundai is doing well with its popular offerings such as Kona EV, Inoq in Australia. Hyundai Inoq 6 gives the best sedan body type. Inoq 6 is a remodel edition of Inoq 5 and it gives a range of 610 km with quick acceleration. It is also one of the most aero-efficient cars event to be mass produced.
The famous brands Toyota LandCruiser and Nissan Patrol's space is occupied by Kia in the Australia EV market. The KIa EV9 is a large SUV designed for off-roading, though the final production desigm, specs and price are yet to be confirmed. The expected cost is $100,000.
MG4 is one of the most affordable electric cars available in the Australian EV market having a price of below $45,000. The speed range of the vehicle is 600km with a smaller 64kWh battery.
Volkswagen will also be launching its interesting electric vehicles in 2023 in the form of an ID.4 or ID.5 electric SUV. These models are already available in Europe. The main difference between ID.4 and ID.5 is largely aesthetic. The expected price of ID.4 is $60,000 and has a range of 530 km and a 77kWh battery capacity.
Toyota the most popular car brand has been infamously slow to embrace all-electric vehicles. Now it has launched bZ4X in Australia. But the details of bZ4X have not been released properly.
Now Fiat is going electric with the 500e car. As this electric car has a limited range and price, the EV is aimed at inner-city drivers only.
It is similiar to Toyota bZ4X. The car has a driving range of 530 km in all-wheel drive. It will hit the market in mid-2023.
People who are looking for hatchbacks can pick this Cupra Born. The specifications of the electric car have not been released, but in Europe, the car offers a range of 550 km.
Skoda Enyag offers a 77kWh battery and 529 km of driving range. The price of the car has not been announced and it will hit the Australian EV market in late 2023.
Volvo is planning to go all-electric by 2026 and it has announced the EX90 with those specifications. This SUV comes with Twin Motor and offers a total power output of 300kW or Twin Motor Performance (380 kW). Both options provide a range of 600km. The EX90 is vehicle-to-grid capable so it can be used as a mobile battery to power a household.
BMW will launch its new EV model iX1 in 2023 in Australia. It will compete with other brands in the market. It will offer a 438 km range and costs $82,900.
Renault Megane E-Tech
Renault has previously withdrawn the electric zone from the Australian market and is again willing to launch a new car. The car offers a 60 kWh battery pack and drives with a 450 km range. It also offers good acceleration and costs $50,000.
So far we have given the specifications and timings of the popular brands EV that is going to launch in 2023 in the Australia electric vehicle market. Check the EV which suits your requirement and pick that.