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Why are Australians reluctant to buy electric cars?

There were just over a thousand electric vehicles sold last year, a number far behind other countries, with 1.2 million EVs sold in China, 360,000 in the US and 3,682 in New Zealand. On Perth Live Oly speaks to Australian Vehicle Association spokesman, Chris Jones about why Australians are reluctant to purchase electric cars.

Chris said many people have this perception that electric vehicles are “glorified golf carts” and stressed this is a misconception as batteries continue to get bigger and technology improves.

He made some recommendations on entry-level vehicles and outlined the benefits of electric cars including no fuel excise and the fact that they’re environmentally friendly.

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