My Hyundai Ioniq Electric Elite arrived on the 28th of December 2018 and in the month of ownership, I’ve driven over 3,500km. As the first person many people know to own an electric car, I’ve been bombarded with questions about it. Now that I’m familiar with the car, here’s answers to the most common queries I’ve received!
While EVs are really starting to come into the mainstream now it obviously wasn’t always that way. As such we thought we’d take a look back at the past ten years of Tesla technology development to see just how far EVs have come in order to get a better understanding of what to expect in the future.
When this electric car bizzo first really got into its stride, legacy car makers were fairly timid about it. Ridiculous little cars like the Mitsubishi i-MiEV/Peugeot iON/Citröen C-Zero trio and Nissan’s rather more successful Leaf got the ball rolling. Renault is Nissan’s sister company in what is (for the moment) the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. The Zoe…
The Tesla Pickup Truck (or ute) is one amazing looking new vehicle. Dig into all the confirmed info we have on what this new truck will bring to the table
Australians buy ~210,000 new Utes per year. That’s 1 out of every 117 people in Australia buying a new Ute every year. If the same percentage of people bought Utes in America, that’d be 2.8 millions new sales per year. Currently they only manage a pultry 2.3 million. So it’s clear, per person Australia buys…
On December 10th 2018, the Australian Parliament passed major changes to motor vehicle import laws that may result in more electric cars on our roads.
If you buy petrol in Australia about $0.41 per litre of the pump price is due to the fuel excise tax. EV’s don’t use petrol and thus, never pay this tax. Let’s take a look at whether this seems fair.
Released in Australia way back in 2015, the BMW i8 not only turned heads due to its extremely cool futuristic design, but also because it was a hybrid sports car. The BMW i8 is a car that not only oozes style and coolness, but does so with speed and a super tiny 1.5 L petrol engine / electric motor hybrid system.
Drive Zero car guides go deep on a specific electric car model – here’s all you need to know about the BMW i8.
While 2018 was a non-event year for EV’s in Australia, 2019 is shaping up to be a spectacular breakthrough period. So checkout our quick overview look at all of the cars coming soon to Australia as well as all the current models that are available now…
Obviously being a luxury brand this Audi e-tron SUV isn’t going to come cheap, but with it’s all electric power train, 95 kWh actively cooled battery pack and gorgeous interior it’s another very exciting EV soon to be released in Australia.