What we can do to improve EV acceptance in society 

The rise of electric vehicles is maybe the latest in the installment of land-based transportation. And while it holds a lot of promise for everyone, its benefits have not quite caught on to the public. In theory, EVs have the capability of reducing the carbon footprint on the planet embraced fully. However, this is not the case as EV sales have come to hit a stalemate 

Looking at the numbers, the decent of EV sales can seem encouraging at first. However, until you compare the figures of internal combustion engine purchases and the statistics don’t catch up by a long shot. In 2019 the Australian Motor Agency recorded a total of 6718 vehicles purchased in the country. This figure might seem impressive compared to the previous year’s figure standing at three there times 2018s number. However, compared to the total number of internal combustion engines, the value is insignificant. In 2018, petrol vehicles sales clocked millions including SUVs and Utes

Things are about to change, though after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement to have all cars be electric by 2035. In his statement, the prime minister gave a decree stating that by 2035 there should be no sales of indents combustion engine vehicles in the UK. This move is not only seen in the UK, but Australia’s neighbour New Zealand also decided to adopt the same direction when the central government put plans in place to have drivers embrace the move toward electric vehicles 

Should the Australian government accept this idea, it has some examples to benchmark from. Yet general public needs to understand that the step will be most beneficial to them individually. Among the many benefits are better healthcare, lesser expenses and a more stable energy source compared to fossil fuels. Never the less this slow adoption has its underlying reasons from the consumer base, including commonly known range anxiety and high price tags attached to buying and maintaining electric vehicles 

Of you are among the general public with these fears, I’m here to bring you salvation. Modern electric cars take care of range effectively. With modern vehicles capable of covering a 400mile range comfortably. As innovations increase so do the capabilities. New electric cars come with powerful 300kwh batteries able to carry out your daily commuting routes. Prices that were a recent hindrance to purchase of electric vehicles are not reducing with new vehicle entries 

The real question is, however, with the current knowledge, what can we do to improve electric vehicle sales in Australia. Given the success of the EV wave in New Zealand, maybe it’s about time to carry forward and adopt the same if not similar measures. These measures include making legislation that ensures a more comfortable purchase and acquisition of electric vehicles. Its high time Australia goes electrical, by all means, necessary 

David Turner