Starting in July 2022 there will be a $3k rebate from the Queensland Government for new Electric Vehicles under $58k. What's the upside and downside?
With the aftermath of the once in a thousand year flood looking more like an annual event. It's good see the Queensland has taken a big step towards a renewable future. Queensland is still home to "Black Gold" with even further mines on the way. However big things need to start small. It's a start and perhaps the first step for Queensland towards a sustainable future (one day).
The downside of this subsidy is the EV price cap... $58k limits new EV choices, offering a very limited pool. As far as we can tell there's only 4 EVs available in this price range currently on offer. The MG ZS EV, Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Kona Electric and possibly the upcoming BYD Atto 3. This excludes the top selling EV in Australia! The Tesla Model 3 (which has already had a price rise)... Lastly the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 is more that $58k (which is expected to be a top seller in Australia).
Are you thinking about buying your first EV? Here are some helpful EV buying guides by JUCER.
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