The citizens of Australia seem to have decided to adopt EVs in their country, this is a move to save the world from pollution and less health related due to the pollution. The number of EV registration has risen up compared to that of 2019 this is according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed there were 19.8 million registered vehicles in Australia on 31st January 2020, a 1.5% increase from last year.
Sarah Kiely, Director of ABS Transport Statistics, said there had been massive growth in the electric vehicle sector, but it still made up only a tiny proportion of all vehicles." While electric vehicles are still small, less than 0.1% of the fleet, the 14,253 electric vehicles registered in 2020 is almost double the previous year," Ms Kiely said.
Diesel registrations grew again in 2020, with diesel powered vehicles now comprising 25.6% of the national fleet. Petrol powered vehicles in 2020 account for 72.7 % of the fleet, down from 73.6% in 2019. While the national vehicle fleet grew by 1.5% between 2019 and 2020, this was a slower rate of growth compared to the previous year.
All states and territories reported a slow-down in growth in 2020, except for Tasmania (remaining steady at 2.6%) and Western Australia (1.5% growth, up from 0.6% in 2019). The Northern Territory was the only state or territory to record an overall fall in the number of vehicles registered, with a decrease of 0.7%.
Toyota continued to hold out top spot as the most popular vehicle make registered in Australia, with 3.0 million Toyota vehicles registered in 2020. Registrations of Holdens and Fords continue to decrease, with both falling by 5.8 per cent from 2019. Despite the decline, Holden remains the second most popular make and Ford comes in at fourth. Mazda retains its place as the 3rd most popular make registered in Australia, and Hyundai rounds out the top 5.
The 2020 Motor Vehicle Census details the number of registered motor vehicles in Australia and provides information such as vehicle type, vehicle characteristics including the year of manufacture, and type of fuel used