Australia has committed to net zero by 2050, and EVs will play a pivotal role in achieving this target.
Transport accounts for 18 per cent of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions – 85 percent of which comes from road-bound vehicles, with cars contributing almost half of that.
The average new ICE vehicle produces approximately 185g CO2/km, whereas an average new EV is responsible for only 98g CO2/km if charged from the current electrical grid.
While a change to EVs today already means a 47 per cent reduction in CO2 emitted, this figure is only set to rise in Australia, and its electrical grid becomes less dependent on dirty sources of energy such as coal.
This CO2 emission figure is also decreased to zero if EV owners make use of solar energy to recharge.