Different electric vehicles (EVs) can travel varying distances (or ‘ranges’) after a recharge, so it’s important to choose the one that will best meet your driving needs. How you drive and the road conditions will also affect an EVs range.
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)
The range of a BEV is currently around 100-150km, and as most motorists drive around 35-70km per day, the BEV can be a good option1.
The ranges of BEVs are getting better and better as newer models hit the market. The next-gen Nissan Leaf should be able to handle 300km on a single charge1 and the latest Tesla Model S has a range of 500km1.
If you travel longer distances in a BEV, the number of public charging outlets is growing across Australia. Here’s some examples: