MG ZS EV Electric car sales take off in Australia
July 7, 2021
Electric car sales are finally showing signs of taking off in Australia, with more than 6,000 sold in the first half of 2021 – a doubling of 2020’s entire sales.
New Vfacts figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 2,217 all-electric cars were sold in the first half of 2021.
Of the remainder, MG has described its June monthly sales figures – which saw it sell 175 MG ZS EVs, up from 102 in May – as “cracking”, maintaining its place as second-most popular EV in Australia to date. MG has now upped its price by $1,000 to $41,990 before on road costs, but still remains Australia’s cheapest EV.
June and the 2020 first-half sales figures also mean that Australia’s electric vehicle sales still account for just 1.1% of the all new car sales, far behind the 5% global average.