Sales of new electric cars in Australia have more than tripled in the past 12 months, growing to more than 24,000 off the back of state government rebates, discounts and a more competitive domestic market driving down prices.
Data reveals battery and plug-in hybrid electric car sales grew to a 2.39 per cent market share of new vehicles, up from 0.78 per cent in 2020. Tesla topped the list, selling 15,054 Model 3s.
Growth in electric vehicles topped that of the global car market in 2021, up 26 per cent over the previous year despite COVID-19 restrictions and component shortages. Global sales hit a record 6.4 million for the year, with China accounting for 12 per cent of all new electric vehicle sales.