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Lancer checks in

Post by Lancer21 » Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 23:55

Hello everyone,

I've been thinking about going electric for a couple months now, and the occasion has arrived: I'll have to move for professional reasons from Italy to Australia in a couple months, and I'll have - of course- to buy a new car. Since I'm not familiar with neither electric vehicles nor the Australian automobile scene, I figured I should ask the experts first! And that's how I ended up here, with learning about what car would be the best for me and whether it's a good idea to go electric or not as my main goals.

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Re: Lancer checks in

Post by jonescg » Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 08:35

All depends on where you end up living and how far you need to travel, and how often. Which city/town will you land in?
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Post by Lancer21 » Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 17:56

I'll be in Sydney, and don't plan going in the outback a lot; and if I do, I may as well rent a 4wd for a couple days and use my car strictly in the city.

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Post by Adverse Effects » Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 02:07

new / 2nd hand?

i think i saw someone here selling a 2012 leaf with a new traction battery fitted
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Post by Bryce » Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 07:34

Depends on your budget, range and size needs.
Under $10k: a good converted EV (some currently available in WA?); BTW - avoid Blades (converted Hyundai Getz) unless you're very technically savvy to be able to repair them yourself ...;
Under $15k: second-hand Mitsubishi iMiEV, grey import MiEV van;
Under $30k - second-hand Australian delivered 24kWh Leaf or grey import Nissan Leaf with a 30kWh battery. (Or perhaps a 24kWh grey import Nissan e-NV van if you need a van?), maybe an early BMWi3 with 22kWh battery at auction;
Up to $50k: new Hyundai Ioniq BEV (or PHEV?), Renault Zoe, Renault Kangoo ZE van; more recent second-hand BMWi3 with 33kW battery if you're lucky
Up to $75k: Hyundai Kona (65 - 75k), Tesla Model 3 standard range plus, second-hand Model S, maybe a new or recent second-hand BMWi3 with the 42kWh battery if you haggle a bit.
Up to $150k: Jag I-Pace, new Model S, new Model X (not the top spec of any of those though :-) )
Over $150k: Just buy anything you like. :-)
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Re: Lancer checks in

Post by Lancer21 » Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 21:40

That little chart is quite handy, thanks for it; I was thinking of buying something around the $40K mark, so I'll look for good deals on what's in the under $50k list, and if I find something that's really good, I guess I can push it up to $45k.

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