New Electric Cars For Australia
Here’s a look at all the electric cars coming to Australia very soon (we will be updating this list when release dates are known). While there are not as many out there in the international market (let alone in Australia), there are a lot of upcoming electric cars coming our way. Below, you will find each EV coming to Australia over the coming years (or at least those confirmed). As EV numbers rise, there are many dozens of new gas-and-diesel cars, SUVs, and UTVs coming to Australia this year too.
All the new electric cars, electric SUVs and electric utes are coming to Australia in 2021, 2022 and 2023. More electric vans are set to come online, tapping a growing segment of the market that is now dominated by emissions-spewing diesel.
Forget about the British government’s plans to end sales of exclusively gas-powered, diesel-only cars by 2030 — the amount of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) on sale will have soared well before that. A large number of vehicle manufacturers are committed to fully electric vehicles from 2030, however, exactly how that is going to impact Australia is unknown. The biggest new vehicle seller on the mainland, Toyota, is hoping to roll out its first all-electric car, the BZ4X SUV, in Australia by late 2022.
Toyota is a dominant sales player in Australia, which makes its first electric car one of the more important vehicles on this list, simply due to the large, “rust-on” buyer demographic that it will reach. However, when its breakthrough new electric car does indeed come along, the EV6 looks set to conquer the Australian market, purely due to the fact it offers one of the most alluring range figures in the segment. When its groundbreaking new EV does arrive, though, the EV6 looks to take the Australian market by storm, due to the simple fact it offers some of the most enticing range figures in the segment. So there is a lot of time for reflection. We will see Volkswagen Groups first all-electric car arrive on Australian shores, in the form of the Cupra Born, and we will also get our first glimpses of EV-powered wagons on sale from Ford and Mercedes-Benz, and a smaller number from BYD through Nexport Automotive.
The Ford e-Transit is the company’s first effort into the Australian EV market, with another four EVs set to follow before 2024. The E-Transit will be Ford’s first electric car launched in Australia, as well as one of the first electric delivery vans to hit here. The Cupra Born will feature three battery options and two electric motors, rated at 170kW peak power, with up to 540km driving range from the 77kWh battery pack (based on European WLTP standards).
As the first of the 11 new fully electric car models that Kia plans to introduce through 2026, Kias Halo EV6 GT is based on the dedicated Kia and Hyundai e-GMP fully electric vehicle platform. Using a new e-GMP architecture to be used across a variety of Kia and Hyundai EVs, this will mark the beginning of a new electric age for Estrema Fulminea.
Stellantis Australia has finally been able to confirm that they are bringingA theA Fiat 500ea electric city carA here, with expected deliveries commencing from the first half of 2023. The Lotus Eletre electric SUV is reported to cost about $70,000 on-road when it goes on sale in Australia, but theA continuedA Shanghai production delaysA means that the vehicle is continually delayed.
The Volvo XC90 is expected to get an increased-capacity battery pack, either single-motor or two-motor, and although Volvos not released any solid details about the XC90s fully electric version, we are confident that it will wow buyers looking for a family-friendly, luxury, and capable EV when it arrives in 2022. We have seen Teslas smaller hatchbacks and larger sedans, and its larger SUV, too, yet Australia has not seen any deliveries of the much-anticipated Model Y, the companys compact, all-electric SUV, which is likely to storm the segment when it arrives sometime in 2022. Mazdas 2021 MX-30 small electric SUV will come in either a mild hybrid, featuring a 2.0-litre gasoline motor and hybrid system which can recapture energy to help with the vehicles stop/start systems, or as a pure EV, featuring a 35.5kW battery pack and 107kW electric motor offering a range of 224km. BMWs fully electric IX Large SUV is set to come to Australia in the second half of 2021, joining the 2021 BMW iX3 to the BMW range of fully electric SUVs.
Aimed at taking sales away from Mercedes-Benzs EQC and Audis E-tron, Volvos 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric small SUV will feature a 78kWh battery pack, twin 300kW-660Nm motors, and 418km driving range. With the hotly anticipated Mustang Mach-E now available, Fords next fully electric vehicle coming soon is the battery-powered version of its larger Transit van. Renault, who makes the only EV currently sold in Australia, will look to double-down on Renaults leadership position with the introduction of a new-generation Kangoo E-Tech electric vehicle early in 2023. Audi has confirmed its brand-new E-tron S and the E-tron S Sportback will hit Australian shores early 2022, signalling a new chapter for the Audi SUV portfolio, adding a new, all-electric family-transporter.
While this list is focused mostly on the fully electric cars coming to Australia through 2022, we are bound to bring you a further round-up of some of the more exciting hybrids and plug-in hybrids coming to 2022 and beyond in the not too distant future. As such, the BYD Atto 3 is not going to be Australias most affordable electric vehicle for the majority of Australians, pushing it down into 2nd position in this list. While expensive fuels are not going to cause Australia to abandon its gas and diesel cars overnight, they are likely to cause more consumers to consider, or become open to, purely electric for their next new vehicle.