A number of incentives and benefits are available to help you make the switch to buying an electric car. These vary by State and Territory and include rebates of up to $3000, zero Stamp Duty and reduced Vehicle Registration fees. Electric Vehicles also attract less Luxury Car Tax. Other incentives recently proposed include subsidised car parking and allowing EVs to use transit lanes normally reserved for buses and taxis. At the same time, you can also enjoy lower running costs.
The average driver in Australia drives 13,000 kilometres a year. The running costs of an electric vehicle are almost three times less than a conventional car, meaning you could save about $1,600 per year. Not only this, but electric cars tend to hold their value better than their internal combustion engine counterparts and have lower maintenance costs.