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BEVs in Australia

Post by nigwil » Wed, 04 Oct 2017, 14:56

I wanted to record here an ad-hoc survey of manufacturers and their plans to introduce BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles) into Australia. Like most people I expect there will be a future tipping point when Australian vehicle vendors finally decide to unleash a wave of BEVs onto our market. Here is a partial summary of responses I've received so far; I aim to update this over the coming months so we can look back and see how this change has unfolded.
  1. Nissan Leaf - "Thanks for your interest in the New Nissan Leaf."
  2. Renault ZOE - "Thank you for registering your interest in Renault Electric Vehicles. We promised that you would be among the first to hear any news about our progress bringing Zero Emissions to Australia."
  3. Tesla Model 3 - expected in 2018/2019
  4. Volkswagen e-Golf - "We don't currently have plans to introduce the VW E-Golf..."
  5. Holden Bolt - no reply to online query
  6. BMW i3 - available
If anyone has additions to the list or updates from vendors please comment below.

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Post by mikedufty » Thu, 05 Oct 2017, 08:45

Did you try Mitsubishi? Last I heard they said you could still get an i-MIEV if you were prepared to pay full retail and wait for it to be imported. Not expecting anyone to actually do so.

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Post by nigwil » Thu, 05 Oct 2017, 14:23

Thanks for the reminder Mike, have pinged Mitsubishi Motors again to get a response.

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Post by Bryce » Thu, 05 Oct 2017, 14:37

Zoe & Kangoo ZE available to ABN holders as of last week. Contact Renault Fleet for info. (See my post in Renault EV section).
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Re: BEVs in Australia

Post by nigwil » Thu, 05 Oct 2017, 15:17

Thanks Bryce, I guess good news.
Renault have managed to complicate things, I guess I need to edit my original post to "BEVs in Australia for the non-commercial-user" :-)

Any thoughts on the question about lease-only for Renault commercial users?

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Re: BEVs in Australia

Post by reecho » Thu, 05 Oct 2017, 20:41

mikedufty wrote:
Thu, 05 Oct 2017, 08:45
Did you try Mitsubishi? Last I heard they said you could still get an i-MIEV if you were prepared to pay full retail and wait for it to be imported. Not expecting anyone to actually do so.
Actually the I-Miev has not been available for order for at least 2 years.

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Post by g4qber » Fri, 06 Oct 2017, 06:10

Mitsubishi minicab miev
http://www.j-spec.com.au/lineup/Mitsubi ... iEV/id-B91

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Approved
http://rvcs-prodweb.dot.gov.au/sevs/sevsindex.htm

http://www.commutercars.com/au/

Black one in nsw used as doorstop
Orange one hopefully in Perth before model 3 gets here

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https://myelectriccar.com.au/evs-soon-in-australia/
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Re: BEVs in Australia

Post by mikedufty » Fri, 06 Oct 2017, 09:59

reecho wrote:
Thu, 05 Oct 2017, 20:41
Actually the I-Miev has not been available for order for at least 2 years.
I've seen conflicting reports, would be nice to see something official from Mitsubishi, though it really doesn't make much difference whether they are officially available or not if no one is buying them.

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Post by reecho » Sun, 08 Oct 2017, 16:16

mikedufty wrote:
Fri, 06 Oct 2017, 09:59
reecho wrote:
Thu, 05 Oct 2017, 20:41
Actually the I-Miev has not been available for order for at least 2 years.
I've seen conflicting reports, would be nice to see something official from Mitsubishi, though it really doesn't make much difference whether they are officially available or not if no one is buying them.
I spoke to Craig Norris from MMAU directly. Can't get closer to the source than that.... :-)

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Post by reecho » Sun, 08 Oct 2017, 16:24

nigwil wrote:
Wed, 04 Oct 2017, 14:56
I wanted to record here an ad-hoc survey of manufacturers and their plans to introduce BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles) into Australia. Like most people I expect there will be a future tipping point when Australian vehicle vendors finally decide to unleash a wave of BEVs onto our market. Here is a partial summary of responses I've received so far; I aim to update this over the coming months so we can look back and see how this change has unfolded.
  1. Nissan Leaf - "Thanks for your interest in the New Nissan Leaf."
  2. Renault ZOE - "Thank you for registering your interest in Renault Electric Vehicles. We promised that you would be among the first to hear any news about our progress bringing Zero Emissions to Australia."
  3. Tesla Model 3 - expected in 2018/2019
  4. Volkswagen e-Golf - "We don't currently have plans to introduce the VW E-Golf..."
  5. Holden Bolt - no reply to online query
  6. BMW i3 - available
If anyone has additions to the list or updates from vendors please comment below.
Nissan Leaf: Only 60kWh model coming from Q1 2019
Renault Zoe: Available now in Sydney and Melbourne if you have an ABN.
Tesla Model 3: Q1 2019 for Australia.....maybe
VW E-Golf: Q1 2019 if we are lucky
Holden Bolt: Not available in RHD for current model. Next gen confirmed maybe 2019
BMW i3: Q1 2018 for new i3s model.
Hyundai Kona BEV: Maybe Q4 2018...yes sooner than Ioniq...
Hyundai Ioniq BEV: Q1 2019
Jaguar I-Pace: Q4 2018

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Re: BEVs in Australia

Post by nigwil » Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 05:19

Thanks for all the updates reecho.

So far it seems we will only have a choice of 2 or 3 for 2018.

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Post by mikedufty » Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 14:54

What about BYD? There were reports they are available to businesses, similar to the Kangoo and Zoe

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Post by mikedufty » Fri, 13 Oct 2017, 15:36

Yes, haven't seen one in Australia but there are a few running around as taxis or similar in Singapore. I think the price is getting up there with Teslas.

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Post by mikedufty » Fri, 13 Oct 2017, 15:46

A photo of a Singaporean one.

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Post by jonescg » Fri, 13 Oct 2017, 18:57

There is a BYD in Sydney. Caroline J was driving it around.
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Post by reecho » Sun, 15 Oct 2017, 17:16

I think Carbridge will sell you a e6....If you REALLY want one. Reviews aren't the best.

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Post by nuggetgalore » Mon, 16 Oct 2017, 14:32

May I post here a reminder that the EV branch of the ATA has

Paul Patton (Branch Convener) presenting several topics about solar cars.

Solar cars from around the world.
800 Kms per day on solar power.
Results from the 2017 World Solar Challenge.
Road legal solar passenger cars from Australia, Germany, Netherlands and China.
Solar cars capable of your transport needs and supplementing the power of your home.

WEDNESDAY
7:00pm 25th October, 2017
Swinburne University (Hawthorn)
EN Building - then follow signs
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Re: BEVs in Australia

Post by jonescg » Mon, 16 Oct 2017, 15:59

nuggetgalore wrote:
Mon, 16 Oct 2017, 14:32
May I post here a reminder that the EV branch of the ATA has

Paul Patton (Branch Convener) presenting several topics about solar cars.

Solar cars from around the world.
800 Kms per day on solar power.
Results from the 2017 World Solar Challenge.
Road legal solar passenger cars from Australia, Germany, Netherlands and China.
Solar cars capable of your transport needs and supplementing the power of your home.

WEDNESDAY
7:00pm 25th October, 2017
Swinburne University (Hawthorn)
EN Building - then follow signs

We have a Victorian Branch sub forum which anyone can read too - so feel free to re-post there if you like!
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