About this dashboard
The Australian Automobile Association’s (AAA) Electric Vehicle (EV) Index tracks the progression and uptake of electric vehicles and alternative fuel types in Australia over time.
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The EV Index uses a range of data sources listed below.
For full details on data methodologies, assumptions, definitions, and disclaimers, please visit the relevant website.
Data displayed on the EV Index is believed to be correct at time of publishing. AAA accepts no liability for omissions or other errors associated with the use or distribution of any information contained herein.
Australian Vehicle sales
VFACTS – the new light vehicle sales (passenger and light commercial) reported by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) representing companies who distribute new passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles and motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in Australia.
© Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries 2021. Based on information provided by and with the permission of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
Rounding: Percentage metrics are rounded to two decimal points. When 0.00% is shown, this denotes a percentage greater than zero, but less than 0.005%. Therefore, due to rounding these will appear as 0.00%. True zero values will have blank cells.
Registration data are sourced from the Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics Motor Vehicles, Australia Customised Data Extracts, and displayed using Australian Bureau of Statistics Postal Areas (POAs).
State and Federal incentives
The Australian Government, relevant state and territory governments.
Research conducted by JATO Dynamics.
The average conversion rate of each currency (Euro, US Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan, British Pound, and Norwegian Krone) has been calculated using data from Reuters for the trading days over which the vehicle data were extracted by JATO.
Federal Government Taxes
As of October 2022:
Australia: Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% and the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) of 33% (over a threshold).
Norway: Value Added Tax (VAT) of 25% (for which BEVs are exempt), wreck deposit and first registration fee (based on CO2 usage).
New Zealand: GST of 15%.
Germany: Mehrwertsteuer Tax (GST/VAT equivalent) of 19%.
China: VAT of 13%.
Japan: Automobile Tax (base payment and environmental performance levy), Tonnage Tax, Automobile Acquisition Tax, Government Grants (for next generation vehicles) and Consumption Tax.
USA: Federal PHEV and BEV tax credits.
Great Britain: VAT of 20%, first registration fee and vehicle excise duty (standard rate and first year CO2 usage fee).
ICE: Internal combustion engine – a traditional vehicle propelled solely by an engine generating power through the burning of fuel such as petrol and diesel.
BEV: Battery Electric Vehicle – a vehicle that exclusively uses a rechargeable battery, which is charged from an external source, to power at least one electric motor with no secondary source of propulsion.
PHEV: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle – a vehicle powered by both an internal combustion engine and at least one electric motor powered by a rechargeable battery, which can be recharged from an external source.
Hybrid: Conventional Hybrid – a vehicle powered by both an internal combustion engine and at least one electric motor powered by a rechargeable battery, which is unable to be recharged by an external source. The battery is recharged by the internal combustion engine and any onboard energy recovery systems.
HFCEV: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle – a vehicle that uses electricity from a fuel cell, which is powered by hydrogen, rather than electricity from batteries.
Light vehicle type definitions are based on the VFACTS Segmentation Criteria. The parameters are indicative only; exceptions do occur based on market focus and other subjective criteria. They are largely based on the specifications listed and are reflective of the volume-selling variant where cross over occurs.
*Footprint is defined as vehicle length (mm) x vehicle width (mm).
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