Australian Electric Vehicle Association

Vehicles registered in the ACT in 2020 

According to reports from Access Canberra, in mid January 2020 there were 446 battery EVs registered in the ACT,  By 1 August 2020 this number had risen to 702. 

Below are details of the reported categories of vehicles registered in the ACT as at 1 August 2020:

PETROL 240871
DIESEL 59531
HYBRID (excl plug-in) 4479
LPG or CNG 1972
ELECTRIC 702
PLUG-IN HYBRID 101
OTHER 142
TOTAL 307798

 

The Branch has recently undertaken an audit of the above numbers, based on a one-off report from Access Canberra, which listed all vehicles recorded as Electric, Hybrid, and Plug-in Hybrid.  The audit has revealed that a significant number of vehicles, such as many Mitsubishi Outlanders, may have been wrongly classified.  It suggests that the correct figures are nearer to:

  • Electric: 687
  • Hybrid: 4359
  • Plug-in Hybrid: 254.

Popular makes and models

Based on the one-off report cited above, the most popular hybrid models are:

  • Toyota Camry (1217 registered in early August 2020)
  • Toyota Corolla (980)
  • Toyota Prius (805)
  • Lexus - various series (531)
  • Toyota RAV4 (446)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander (140)
  • Honda Civic (71)
  • Subaru Forester (65).

The most popular battery electric models are:

  • Tesla Model 3 (203)
  • Kyburz postie bike (111)
  • Nissan Leaf (103)
  • Hyundai Ioniq (89, though some are hybrids)
  • Tesla Model S (65)
  • Hyundai Kona (61)
  • Tesla Model X (20)
  • BMW i3 (19)
  • Mitsubishi iMiEV (8).

ACT Government car fleet

Under the ACT Government's Action Plan for Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles, all newly leased ACT Government passenger fleet vehicles will be zero emission vehicles from the financial year 2020/21, where fit for purpose.

The ACT Government advised that its car fleet has about 600 passenger vehicles that are suitable for replacement with zero emission vehicles.

On 1 July 2020 the fleet had 92 zero emission vehicles (41 battery EVs and 51 plug-in hybrid vehicles).  These included:

  • Nissan Leaf – 18 (EV)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander – 35 (PHEV)
  • Hyundai Ioniq – 34 (18 EV and 16 PHEV)
  • Hyundai Kona - 4 (EV)
  • Renault Kangoo – 1 (EV)

The EVs in the government fleet will gradually enter the second-hand market in Canberra.

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