ABS update: Electric Vehicle Registration Double in 2020

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ABS update: Electric Vehicle Registration Double in 2020

As per ABS Motor Vehicle Census data, Electric vehicle registrations rose sharply in 2020, however petrol-powered vehicles still lead the fleet.

ABS Transport Statistics Director stated though electric vehicles are small in number, 14,253 vehicles registered in 2020 is about twice of the number in 2019.

  • 8 million registered vehicles in Australia as of 31 January 2020, up by 1.5% from 2019
  • Petrol powered vehicles comprised 72.7% of the fleet in 2020 while Diesel powered vehicle accounted for 25.6%
  • National vehicle fleet grew by 1.5% between 2019 and 2020
  • Toyota held most popular vehicle make registered in the country, with 3.0 million Toyotas registered in 2020, followed by Holden, Mazda, Ford and Hyundai

All states and territories reported slow growth in 2020 except Tasmania and Western Australia. Northern Territory was the only state to record a fall of 0.7% in vehicles registered.


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