Tesla Model S Leads BEV Sales In New South Wales (Australia)

JAN 10 2016 BY MARK KANE 5

New South Wales in Australia

New South Wales in Australia

For Tesla, good news comes from New South Wales (NSW) in Australia, where Model S is now the best selling all-electric model.

Out of 756 registered EVs (635 passenger cars), there is now 210 Teslas.

Not bad to have one third of the market and the quickest pace of growth. The bad news is that Australian market still is relatively small, and EVs are pricey due to the landed costs – which might also explain the Model S sedans greater success rate where desire to drive the car may outweigh the cost.

Here are more stats from NSW (sadly without plug-in hybrids):

Light Vehicles BEVs:

  • Passenger Vehicles – 635
  • Off-road Vehicles – 7
  • Motorcycles – 51
  • Scooters- 10
  • Light Trucks – 20
  • Light Plants – 20

Heavy Vehicles BEVs:

  • Heavy Trucks – 7
  • Prime Movers – 2
  • Heavy Plants – 4

Lastly, here’s an outlook on what is going on in this part of the world, provided by Recharging NSW:

NSW Pure Electric Registrations (source: Recharging NSW)

NSW Pure Electric Registrations (source: Recharging NSW)

Source: Recharging NSW via Electric Vehicle News

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5 Comments on "Tesla Model S Leads BEV Sales In New South Wales (Australia)"

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pfft! Sorry, 1/3 of a market is impressive, especially when it’s the new kid on the block – but not as impressive as being the best-seller EV for 5 years in a row, and making 69% market share at its worst.

A car with an ASP of ~US$35k should be selling 10x the units of a car that sells for an ~ASP of ~US 115k.

69% of almost nothing is not very impressive.

What are Light Plants – 20? Was that supposed to be Light Planes – 20 electric?

Or are these some special Ausi designation? Or..Light(ing) Plants…as in BEV Energy Storage?

Not quite clear there. Also, while I see a listing of categories, I see no Other OEM Brands or Model names mentioned. (Only Tesla seems to be mentioed by name!)

You can thank our corrupt Lying Liberal parasitic government for low EL sales. This government hates everything green.

Australia has pretty much no EV incentives at all. Without incentives, the lower cost EVs are not selling because the gas cars provide a much better consumer value proposition. So much of the EV market is for the high-end Tesla that provides a much better value when compared to its high-end ICE competitors.