Toyota Install Chargers, But Less EVs Sold; Everything Electric Rebranded, Reaches Sydney

Australian electrophiles ponder why the country's penetration rate for January 2023 barely exceeded 5%. Many believe that this was due to a changeover to the Tesla Model 3 Highland, a shipload of Teslas returned to China due to a stink bug infestation, and a recall due to a center child seat tether issue with the Model 3.

Toyota has installed chargers at one dealership in New South Wales, preparing for the imminent arrival of the BZ4X.

The top ten selling BEVs in Australia in January 2024 were:

  1. Tesla Model 3 (723)
  2. BYD Seal (589)
  3. MG 4 (537)
  4. BYD Atto 3 (456)
  5. Tesla Model Y (384)
  6. BYD Dolphin (256)
  7. Kia EV6 (199)
  8. Volvo XC40 recharge (166 sales)
  9. MG ZS EV (111)
  10. Polestar (151)

Many automotive companies such as MG, Polestar, Renault, Peugeot, Genesis, Great Wall Motors, Lotus, Hyundai, Audi, BMW, and Tesla Owners Club, have exhibited their offerings at the Everything Electric conference.

The Australian market currently offers consumers a choice of 50 electric vehicles, a significant increase from the six EVs available in 2012-2013. Additionally, 30 new vehicles are slated to hit the Australian market in 2024, including three more from BYD.

Several electric trucks and buses for commercial use are also available, and rumors of electric utes from BYD and Geely's RADAR RD 6 are circulating.

Scania's electric bus is being trial tested in Adelaide, and an isolated Australian farmer relying on solar power claims he can charge an electric car but cannot provide petrol for visiting gas guzzlers.

The fast charging network is expanding faster than the EV fleet, and there were no reported queues at public chargers over the holiday season. The federal government is finally implementing fuel efficiency standards by 2028, but Toyota has been lobbying against them.

The Tesla Chicks Facebook page posted a video of over 500 Model 3 Highlands being unloaded at the Port of Brisbane.

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