Which state is leading the EV race?

A new report from Zutobi has revealed the territories in Australia that are best equipped to become fully electric.

By calculating the sales of electric vehicles along with the total number of public charging stations, the report has found that New South Wales is the best area in Australia, to own and drive an EV.

NSW has beaten the rest of the country by a mile to take the top spot with a total score of 8.67. It had the highest number of EVs sold in 2019, the highest number of EVs registered and the most public charging stations in the country.

Today, the NSW Government’s EV Strategy passed through parliament. The Strategy commits $490 million towards EVs through rebates and the installation of ultra-fast EV chargers across the state.

According to Zutobi’s findings, NSW lags behind other states in terms of EVs sold per 10,000 vehicle sales. The Australian Capital Territory took the lead here with 83, followed by South Australia (61), Tasmania (32) and Victoria (27).

The ACT has just 50 public charging stations for the 523 EVs registered in the territory, making it the area with the highest numbers of EVs per charger.

EV readiness by state/territory?

Rank State Number of EV’s sold in 2019 Total number of EVs registered EVs sold per 10,000 vehicle sales in 2019 Total number of public charging stations EVs per charger Total score
1 NSW 832 4,627 24 783 5.91 8.67
2 Vic 815 4,193 27 536 7.82 6.72
3 Qld 450 2,416 21 395 6.12 5.64
4 WA 212 956 23 227 4.21 4.74
5 Tas 65 195 32 68 2.87 4.12
6 SA 412 1,787 61 235 7.60 4.06
7 NT 5 30 6 13 2.31 4.00
8 ACT 134 523 83 50 10.46 1.47

 

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