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Top Upcoming Electric Cars Australia 2024: A Sneak Peek at This Year’s EV Market

By carbar on the January 12, 2024

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Can you feel that electric buzz in the air? In Australia, 2024 is set to be a watershed year for electric vehicles (EVs). With over 40...

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Can you feel that electric buzz in the air? In Australia, 2024 is set to be a watershed year for electric vehicles (EVs). With over 40 new EV models, including offerings from powerhouses like Tesla, Toyota, and Volkswagen, the landscape is shifting dramatically. Welcome to the future, where the roar of engines is replaced by the hum of electric motors1.

Key Takeaways

  • 2024 will bring an exciting array of electric car models from renowned manufacturers to the Australian EV market.
  • Battery technology and range advancements are contributing to improved efficiency, convenience, and sustainability in EVs.
  • Australia is investing in charging infrastructure and encouraging EV adoption for a more sustainable future.

The 2024 Electric Vehicle Landscape in Australia

Imagine a convoy of futuristic vehicles silently cruising down the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, or Perth. This is not a scene from a sci-fi movie but a sneak peek into Australia’s not-so-distant future. An array of electric car models from renowned manufacturers such as:

among others, will arrive in market in 2024. Each of these electric cars coming to Australia will bring something unique to the table, promising an exciting array of choice for consumers.

Tesla will continue to redefine the EV market with their high-performance offerings. Other notable electric vehicles include:

  • Volkswagen ID.4, with a starting price of approximately $58,000 before on-road costs
  • Mini Cooper EV, with two variants: E and SE, offering a range of 300km and 400km respectively
  • Audi Q4 e-Tron, equipped with a 10.9 inch front passenger display for a touch of luxury
  • Porsche Macan EV, featuring a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and targeting performance enthusiasts.

These electric vehicles, powered by electric motors, are set to turn heads and make their own mark  in the competitive higher end market.

However, the Australian EV market isn’t limited to luxury and performance. Practicality will also play a major role. The BYD Ute Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV is one great example of innovation. It has a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine with dual e-motors, that offer 100km of pure electric running and up to 1000km when the battery and fuel tank are both full. With such a diverse lineup of EVs in the pipeline, it’s clear that the Australian EV market in 2024 will offer something for everyone shopping north of $40k for their next car.

The Arrival of New Models to the Australian EV Market

The introduction of new models in the Australian EV market in 2024 will feel like a breath of fresh air. At the forefront of this wave of innovation will be the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4. 

Polestar's Innovation: Unveiling the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4

Captivating Australian motorists, Polestar steps into the limelight with the launch of the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4. These aren’t just any ordinary EVs – they’re a testament to Polestar’s innovative spirit and commitment to sustainability.

The Polestar 3 is an all-electric SUV boasting a claimed driving range of up to 500km. Its sibling, the Polestar 4, is a performance-oriented electric sedan with a claimed driving range of up to 600km. Both models feature a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup and a 400-volt electrical system, delivering an exhilarating and eco-friendly driving experience. With their cutting-edge design and impressive performance, the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 are set to grab attention when they hit Australian roads in 2024.

Spotlight on All-Electric SUVs - Toyota bZ4X: Pioneering Sustainability

Toyota is creating a stir in the world of all-electric SUVs with its first EV, the bZ4x. With its impending launch in Australia in 2024, Toyota is leading the charge towards a more sustainable automotive future.

The bZ4x stands out from typical electric SUVs. It’s Toyota’s commitment to a greener future, encapsulated in a sleek and modern design. The bZ4x is expected to have a dual motor version and boasts a range of up to 516km. Moreover, it can be charged at up to 150kW DC and 6.6kW AC speeds, ensuring that you’re always ready for your next adventure.

These all-electric models are set to redefine the electric driving experience with their unique blend of performance and efficiency.

Unveiling a Diverse Lineup of Cutting-Edge All-Electric Models

Seven other exciting arrivals include:

1. BYD Seal U

BYD Seal U enters the electric SUV scene with an emphasis on innovation and efficiency. As part of BYD's commitment to sustainable mobility, the Seal U is expected to boast advanced electric drivetrain technology and a contemporary design, positioning it as a notable contender in the rapidly evolving electric vehicle market.

2. Volvo EX30

The Volvo EX30 marks Volvo's dedicated foray into the electric vehicle realm, embodying the brand's commitment to a fully electric future. With Volvo's renowned focus on safety and design, the EX30 is anticipated to blend performance and sustainability seamlessly, offering an intriguing option for those seeking a luxurious and eco-friendly driving experience.

3. BMW iX1 eDrive 20

BMW's iX1 eDrive 20 epitomises the brand's dedication to electric mobility, delivering a compact yet powerful SUV. With BMW's signature driving dynamics and cutting-edge technology, the iX1 eDrive 20 is poised to provide an electrifying driving experience while catering to urban lifestyles with its compact and versatile design.

4. Hyundai Kona Electric

Offering an impressive range and a stylish, practical design, the Kona Electric showcases Hyundai's commitment to making sustainable driving accessible and appealing to a broad range of consumers

5. Renault Megane E-Tech

Renault's Megane E-Tech introduces a dynamic and eco-friendly option to the electric SUV segment. With Renault's expertise in electric mobility, the Megane E-Tech combines sleek design with efficient performance, presenting an exciting addition to the growing lineup of electric vehicles.

6. MG Cyberster

The MG Cyberster stands out with its futuristic design and commitment to electric innovation. As MG's venture into the electric sports car arena, the Cyberster promises an exhilarating driving experience coupled with cutting-edge technology, showcasing MG's ambition to redefine electric mobility in style.

7. Jeep Avenger

Jeep's foray into the electric SUV market comes in the form of the Avenger, promising the off-road capabilities synonymous with the Jeep brand combined with an electric powertrain. The Avenger aims to redefine adventure with zero-emission driving, catering to the environmentally conscious yet adventurous driver.

With such a wide range of models and body styles, every driver is sure to find an EV that fits their lifestyle.

Practicality Meets Innovation: Hatchbacks and Vans

PEUGEOT e-208 400km 2

Moving on from high-performance and spacious SUV EVs, we switch to the world of practical and innovative electric hatchbacks and vans. 2024 will see the arrival of the Peugeot e-208, in Australia, Ford E-Transit Custom, and Asiastar's vans in Australia, offering consumers even more choice when it comes to electric mobility. This expanded lineup now includes comprehensive options, from versatile hatchbacks like the Peugeot e-208 to the Ford E-Transit Custom and Asiastar's vans, providing a complete range of EV light commercial vehicles.

Exploring the Future of Electric Mobility with Peugeot e-208

We will now examine the features of the Peugeot e-208 more closely. This stylish electric hatch is equipped with a 115kW motor in a front-wheel drive configuration, offering a dynamic and responsive driving experience. The Peugeot e-208 boasts an impressive range of up to 400km, ensuring that you’ll have plenty of freedom to explore on a single charge.

When it comes to charging, the e-208 is equipped to support up to 100kW, allowing for a 20% to 80% charge in just 25 minutes. With its innovative features and competitive pricing, the Peugeot e-208 is set to be a popular choice among Australian consumers in 2024.

The Ford E-Transit Custom's Electrifying Debut

Scheduled for its Australian debut in 2024, the Ford E-Transit Custom introduces an electrifying era to Europe's top-selling van. Renowned for its rugged durability, this model undergoes a transformative shift towards electrified productivity, merging robustness with eco-friendly efficiency.

Crafted with a focus on electrification and advanced connectivity, the E-Transit Custom is more than just an electric vehicle; it's a sophisticated tool designed to elevate daily business operations. Equipped with intelligent software and connectivity features, this van is strategically engineered to navigate the complexities of day-to-day business, ensuring heightened vehicle uptime and, ultimately, increased productivity. 

Noteworthy features include rapid DC fast charging capabilities, reaching up to 124kW for a swift 15-80% recharge in just 41 minutes. Further enhancing its practicality, the van incorporates a user-friendly 13-inch landscape touchscreen with Ford's SYNC®4 communication system, supported by a cutting-edge 5G modem for rapid connectivity. With its meticulous design, the E-Transit Custom considers every aspect, from materials resistant to dirt and water to a tilting steering wheel that effortlessly converts into an ergonomic stand for tablets and laptops, creating a versatile workspace tailored to diverse business needs. The Ford E-Transit Custom isn't merely a vehicle; it's a technologically advanced solution designed to meet the evolving demands of businesses2.

Asiastar's Electrifying Impact: Pioneering the All-Electric Evolution in Australia's Commercial Vehicle Market

Asiastar, a pioneering all-electric manufacturer, is set to make a significant impact in Australia with the introduction of its innovative range of vans, cab chassis, and buses in 2024. Representing the first all-electric manufacturer in Australia to offer a complete EV light commercial range, Asiastar brings a wealth of experience, having been founded in 1949 and operating as a subsidiary of the Weichai Group, a prominent global entity.

At the core of Asiastar's offerings is the largest battery size available in the Australian electric van segment, coupled with an innovative eAxle powertrain. The eAxle configuration, where the drive motor is directly mounted to the rear axle, not only enhances range and payload capabilities but also provides a weight saving of around ten percent, contributing to improved efficiency.

The lineup includes 70kWh and 105.6kWh van and cab chassis options, along with a bus variant featuring the larger 105.6kWh battery. Boasting a 300km estimated range, safety features like ABS and autonomous electric braking, and robust payload capacity, Asiastar's offerings are set to transform Australia's electric van sector. Supported by a comprehensive warranty and owner benefits, Asiastar is positioned to leave a lasting mark on the Australian electric commercial vehicle market3.

Key Players in the Australian EV Market

Having explored the thrilling new models set to arrive in Australia in 2024, we shift our focus to the key players in the Australian EV market. The key players in the Australian EV market include:

All of these companies are exhibiting a dedication to the EV surge.

Each of these manufacturers brings something unique to the table. From Audi’s sophisticated e-Tron models to BMW’s high-performance i-series and Ford’s practical and affordable offerings, and the cutting-edge electric vehicles from Volvo, Tesla, Polestar and BYD,  there’s an EV to match every lifestyle and (higher-end) budget. With their commitment to innovation and sustainability, these key players are shaping the future of the Australian EV market.

Battery Technology and Range Advancements

Batteries and range represent some of the most substantial advancements in EV technology. In 2024, we can expect to see:

  • Larger-capacity batteries
  • Improved energy density
  • Extended driving ranges
  • Faster charging times

The advancements in electric vehicle (EV) technology are set to make EVs even more efficient and convenient to use. Some of these advancements include:

  • The introduction of new battery chemistries
  • The development of solid-state batteries
  • The incorporation of sustainable materials in battery manufacturing

These advancements will further enhance the performance of EVs and contribute to the overall sustainability of electric vehicles.

Charging Infrastructure and Vehicle-to-Grid Capabilities

The growing number of EVs on Australian roads necessitates an extensive and reliable charging infrastructure. In 2024, we can expect to see an expansion of public charging stations and improvements in charging speeds.

Furthermore, the development of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology will allow EVs to not only draw electricity from the grid but also feed electricity back into it. This bidirectional flow of electricity can help stabilise the grid, provide demand response, and potentially generate revenue for EV owners.

Affordability and On-Road Costs

As the Australian EV market grows and technology progresses, the overall cost of owning an electric vehicle is expected to decrease. The average cost of EVs in Australia currently ranges from $40,000 to $100,000, with the majority of models priced between $60,000 and $90,000.

However, as more economical options become available and the cost of batteries decreases, EVs will become increasingly affordable. Combined with the lower on-road costs associated with electric vehicles, such as reduced maintenance and fuel costs, this makes EVs an attractive option for a wide range of consumers.

Used EVs: Accessible Sustainability for All

Over the next year or two, the automotive landscape is anticipated to witness a notable surge in the availability of used EVs, providing a more budget-friendly entry point into the world of electric mobility.

The growing second-hand EV market is particularly significant as it not only allows for a more sustainable transportation ecosystem but also addresses concerns related to the upfront costs associated with purchasing a new electric vehicle. Moreover, as advancements in technology and manufacturing processes continue, the overall cost of batteries is expected to decline, further contributing to the affordability of EVs.

When coupled with the inherent economic benefits of reduced maintenance and lower fuel expenses, the prospect of owning a used EV becomes increasingly attractive for a diverse range of consumers, fostering a more inclusive and sustainable transportation future.

Design Innovations and New Car Market Trends

Electric vehicle designs are expected to witness significant transformations in 2024. From improved aerodynamics and lightweight materials to modular and scalable platforms, these design innovations will enhance the performance, efficiency, and aesthetics of EVs.

New car market trends, such as the rising importance of in-vehicle software and connected features, are also shaping the future of EV design. With the introduction of new EV models and body styles, consumers can look forward to a wider range of aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced vehicles.

Environmental Impact and Sustainable Driving

The environmental advantages of electric vehicles significantly bolster their adoption. EVs produce no exhaust emissions, resulting in lower air pollution, and generate fewer greenhouse gases over their lifetime compared to conventional cars.

However, it’s important to consider the environmental impact of EVs across their entire lifecycle. While the manufacturing process for EV batteries can have a significant environmental footprint, the overall environmental impact of EVs is still lower when considering factors such as reduced emissions during use and the potential for battery recycling.

Preparing for an All-Electric Future with carbar

Looking towards the future, the Australian market is preparing for an all-electric era. With a wider range of EV options, improved infrastructure, and more competitive pricing, the future of transportation is looking increasingly electric.

Government policies and initiatives, such as the National Electric Vehicle Strategy and the Powering Australia plan, are helping to pave the way for this transition. By investing in the development of charging infrastructure and promoting the adoption of EVs, Australia is setting the stage for a greener and more sustainable future.

Drive into a Sustainable Tomorrow with carbar's Electric Vehicle Subscription

The Australian EV market is thriving, offering over 40 new models planned to launch in 2024. From compact hatchbacks to luxurious SUVs, carbar's subscription service provides a flexible and convenient way to experience the latest in EV technology. With advancements in battery tech and charging infrastructure, coupled with government support, the road to an all-electric future has never been more exciting. In 2024, carbar is providing ways to compare and access EVs  than any other automotive retailer, to help propel the Australian EV market into a new era of eco-friendly and innovative transportation.

Electric Car Subscription for Business: Unleashing the Power of Innovation

At carbar, we recognise the evolving landscape of business needs and the growing demand for sustainable transportation solutions. Our Electric Vehicle Subscription service extends beyond individual use, offering tailored options for businesses to embrace the electric revolution. Whether you want to manage the subscription directly through your organisation or explore the benefits of a novated subscription with salary sacrificing, our offerings provide unparalleled flexibility and convenience.

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As we enter into 2024, carbar stands at the forefront, propelling the Australian EV market into a new era of eco-friendly and innovative transportation for businesses and individuals alike. Embrace the future with carbar's Electric Vehicle Subscription – driving sustainability, one subscription at a time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What new EV cars are coming to Australia?

In 2024, Australian drivers will be able to get their hands on some of the most sought-after electric vehicles, like the Hyundai IONIQ 7, Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, Aion models, Ram 1500 REV, Volkswagen ID, Toyota bZ4X, Jeep Avenger,, Audi Q8 50 e-tron, Audi SQ8 e-tron, Audi Q4 e-tron, Mini Cooper EV and Mini Countryman EV.

What electric SUV is coming out in 2024?

Audi Q4 e-tron, the Volvo EX30  and Polestar 3 are a couple of examples of electric SUVs expected to be available in 2024.

What is the average cost of electric vehicles in Australia?

The average cost of electric vehicles in Australia is between $60,000 and $90,000.

What are the anticipated trends for EV battery technology?

EV battery technology is anticipated to improve through the development of advanced battery chemistries, increased energy density, utilisation of solid-state batteries, extended battery lifespan and fast charging capabilities.


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