Top 10 Electric Vehicles Available in Australia - 2022

Let's take a look at some of the most exciting electric cars coming here to Australia in 2022 to see if your next car could be fully electric.

Australia's best-selling electric cars include the Tesla Model 3, MG ZS, Mitsubishi Outlander, MG HS, Porsche Taycan, Hyundai Kona, Volvo XC40, Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan Leaf and Mercedes-Benz EQA, based on the most popular all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric models for sale in Australia by 2021, according to the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC).

Unless otherwise noted, the data below is for the base model of each car and is taken from manufacturer websites and other industry sources. Expensive models may have different specifications - check with the manufacturer for details.

Tesla Model 3

  • Details Price: From $59,900 (plus on-road costs)
  • Engine: Rear wheel drive
  • Battery: 60 kWh lithium-ion polymer (estimated)
  • Distance: 491 km
  • Energy consumption: 11.7 kWh / 100 km (estimated)
  • Safety: Five star ANCAP rating
  • Sales in 2021: 12,094
  • Website: www.tesla.com/en_au

*Note that the battery and power consumption figures are above estimates as Tesla has not released any official figures.

MG ZS EV

  • Details Price: $44,990 (drive)
  • Motor: One AC synchronous electric motor
  • Battery: 44.5 kWh lithium-ion
  • Distance: 263 km
  • Energy consumption: 16.2 kWh / 100 km
  • Safety: Five star ANCAP rating
  • Sales in 2021: 1,388
  • Website: mgmotor.com.au 

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

  • Price: Starting at $47,990 (higher price expected for 2022 model)
  • Engine: Two electric motors in combination with a MIVEC gasoline engine
  • Battery: 13.8 kWh lithium-ion
  • Range: 54 km with electric motors only
  • Energy consumption: 1.9 l / 100 km
  • Safety: Five-star ANCAP rating
  • Sales in 2021: 592
  • Website: www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au 

MG HS +EV

  • Price: From $48,990 drive away (Essence EV model)
  • Engine: Turbocharged gasoline engine with permanent magnet synchronous motor
  • Battery: 16.6 kWh lithium-ion
  • Range: Combined bike up to 63 km (EV only)
  • Energy consumption: 1.7 l / 100 km (combined)
  • Safety: five-star ANCAP rating for fuel variants; PHEV variants were not observed.
  • Sales in 2021: 580
  • Website: mgmotor.com.au 

Porsche Taycan

  • Price: From $156,300 for the base model Porsche Taycan RWD plus on-road costs
  • Motor: two parallel motors with permanent magnets
  • Battery: 79.2-93.4 kWh 800V lithium-ion
  • Range: 369 km with standard Performance battery. Up to 434 km with the optional Performance Battery Plus battery.
  • Energy consumption: 30.5 kWh / 100 km
  • Safety: Not ANCAP marked; Euro NCAP gave it a five-star safety rating in 2019.
  • Sales in 2021: 531
  • Website: www.porsche.com/australia/ 

Hyundai Kona

  • Prices: from $59,346 (Kona Electric Elite) and $63,021 (Kona Electric Highlander)
  • Motor: 100kW or 150kW single AC synchronous electric motor
  • Battery: 39.2 kWh or 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer for 100 kW and 150 kW motor
  • Range: 305 km (100 kW engine) or 484 km (150 kW engine)
  • Energy consumption: 14.3 kWh / 100 km (100 kW engine) or 14.7 kWh / 100 km (150 kW engine)
  • Safety: ANCAP five-star rating
  • Sales in 2021: 505
  • Website: www.hyundai.com/au 

Volvo XC40

  • Price: $76,990 (plus on-road costs) for the 2022 XC40 Recharge Pure Electric
  • Engine: Dual engine, all wheel drive
  • Battery: 78 kWh lithium-ion
  • Distance: 418 km
  • Energy consumption: 25.5 kWh / 100 km
  • Safety: five-star ANCAP rating
  • Sales in 2021: 495
  • Website: www.volvocars.com/au 

Hyundai Ioniq 5

  • Price: from $71,900 (plus on-road costs)
  • Motor: Simultaneous permanent magnet motor
  • Battery: 72.6 kWh lithium-ion Range: 451 km (2WD); 430 km (AWD)
  • Energy consumption: 17.9 kWh / 100 km (2WD); 19 kWh/100 km (AWD)
  • Safety: ANCAP five-star rating
  • Sales in 2021: 407 
  • Website: www.hyundai.com/au

Nissan Leaf

  • Price: From $53,190 per drive
  • Motor: One AC synchronous electric motor
  • Battery: 40 kWh lithium-ion
  • Distance: 270 km
  • Energy consumption: 16.4 kWh / 100 km
  • Safety: five-star ANCAP rating for base model Nissan Leaf; Leaflet e + variants are not marked by ANCAP
  • Sales in 2021: 367
  • Website: www.nissan.com.au 

Mercedes-Benz EQA

  • Price: $76,800 (plus shipping) for the EQA 250
  • Motor: Single asynchronous electric motor; a dual electric motor is also available
  • Battery: 66.5 kWh 420V lithium-ion
  • Range: up to 400 km
  • Energy consumption: 16.2 kWh / 100 km
  • Safety: ANCAP five-star rating
  • Sales in 2021: 367
  • Website: www.mercedes-benz.com.au 

Sources: Details from manufacturer websites and other industry sources, with the top 10 based on 2021 EVC energy sales data Note to readers: Some manufacturers use New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) or Australian Design Rules (ADR) fuel consumption figures, but most rely on the results of the World Harmonized Light Commercial Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Real-life driving results vary depending on a combination of driving style, type of journey, vehicle configuration, battery age and condition, use of vehicle functions (such as heating and air conditioning), as well as driving style, environment and climate. conditions.

Disclaimer: JUCER does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the data and accepts no liability whatsoever arising from or connected in any way to the use or reliance upon this data.

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