Electric Vehicles Coming to Australia in 2021

Man charging electric vehicle

With global car manufactures announcing extensive plans to electrify more of their fleet, featuring more reliable technology and more competitive pricing, the momentum for shifting to electric vehicles in Australia is growing.

Recently we reached a significant milestone, with over 20,000 full-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road today. With a wide range of electric vehicles about to hit our shores, our access to and demand for electric vehicles will continue to grow.

Let’s explore some of the most exciting Fully Electric Vehicles coming to Australia this year.

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Key Electric Car Features:

  • 418km range
  • 40 minutes – from 0 – 80% with 150kW DC fast charging
  • 8–10 hours – from 0 – 100% with 11kW AC fast charging

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is Volvo’s first pure electric compact SUV. Boasting refined power from twin electric motors and smooth all-wheel drive. Not only does this vehicle reduce environmental impact from zero emissions, but sustainable materials have also been used throughout the interior, with the carpet made from recycled plastic.

This compact SUV has been engineered for urban driving and features Volvo’s latest safety technology. It will be available in mid-year.

Nissan Leaf e+

Key Electric Car Features:

  • 384km range
  • 60 minutes – from 0 – 80% charge in when using a fast charger

The award-winning Nissan Leaf was released in 2019 and continues to promo alternate vehicle transportation. The latest e+ variant broadens the vehicle’s appeal, featuring a 40% increase in driving range, bigger battery and more power. The small fully electric vehicle features Nissan’s latest revolutionary power train, as well as advanced technology such as one-pedal driving and the latest safety features.

Sleek and modern, the Nissan Leaf e+ will be available mid-year.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Key Electric Car Features:

  • 484km range
  • 54 minutes – from 0 – 80% charge using fast charge 100kW DC charging station
  • 75 minutes – from 0 – 80% charge when connected to a 50kW charging station.
  • 9 hours – from 10 – 100% change using 7.2kW on-board charger
  • 7 hours – from 10 – 100% change using 10.5kW on-board charger

Hyundai has launched a facelifted Kona Electric, featuring an improved driving range and sleek new exterior styling. To ensure you reap the benefits of an electric vehicle’s lower on-road costs, the Kona features scheduled charging, lower servicing cost and regenerative braking. Packed full of the latest technology, the fully electric variant of the Kona remains to be the sporty inner-city small SUV features many Australians have grown to love.

The latest Hyundai Kona Electric will be available in April 2021.

Mazda MX-30

Key Electric Car Features:

  • 224km range
  • Engine – 107kW of power and 270.9Nm of torque

Aligning with Mazda’s sustainable 2030 strategy, the Mazda MX-30 features a fully electric e-Skyactiv system; designed for the inner-city commuter. Mazda has calculated how long the average Australian’s commute is. According to their research, our daily commute is a 32km ‘round-trip’. With this in mind, the MX-30 has been designed so commuters can use their electric car for a five-day working week, without needing to charge. The Mazda MX-30 is the perfect second car for households as a vehicle used for close-by errands, such as grocery shopping or school drop-offs.

The Mazda MX-30 all-electric car will be available during the last six months of 2021.

Lexus UX300e

Key Electric Car Features:

  • 400km range
  • 50 Minutes – using a 50kW DC fast charger
  • 7 Hours – from 0 – 100% using a regular AC wall plug (found in homes)

By 2025 Lexus are aiming to provide all-electric options for all models, starting with the UX300e for Australian consumers. With a newly designed cockpit, steer-by-wire system and autonomous driving capabilities, this model boasts a very futuristic Lexus design. With spacious SUV seating and okay boot space, this model will tick most boxes for consumers.

The Lexus UX300e will be available in November 2021.

If you are looking to purchase a new all-electric car in 2021, our team can help find the perfect model to suit your individual needs and lifestyle. Talk to Car Search Brokers today.

Posted on March 3, 2021 in New Car Features