Today’s EVs have enough battery range to meet the average Australian’s driving needs for over a week. Current EVs on the market have an average battery range of around 400 kilometres but the technology is advancing so rapidly that some new models can drive for over 600 kilometres on a single charge.
The latest ABS data shows that the average Australian drives 38 kilometres per day. This means that an EV owner can go for at least 10 days without a recharge. Unlike petrol cars, EVs can recharge at home (with off-street parking) or anywhere with access to electricity. As a result, most EVs top-up charge their EV every day due to the convenience.
It’s important to note that, like all fuel types, vehicle range can be affected by factors including terrain, speed, weather, driving habits and accessory use amongst other things. Therefore, it is important to plan ahead to ensure there is charging infrastructure available for longer trips.