As Australia holds a summit to discuss car emissions standards, sky news The presenters say that nobody wants electric cars. At the same time, ordinary citizens fight over what is available. Hyundai delivered 100 cars and they sold out in minutes. Tesla’s Robyn Denholm said Tesla would double the number of cars it has put on the road in the next six months.
MG (SAIC) has unloaded 5,000 units of the facelifted ZS EV SUV with 320km range at the docks in Melbourne, Victoria. BYD sold the first three shipments of the Atto 3. This should total around 4,000 vehicles. Model Y’s are being seen in local malls. Yes, no one in Australia wants to buy an electric car.
Those three companies alone expect to provide more than 30,000 new electric vehicles by the end of the year. The only car company that says it is holding back on importing vehicles until we have fuel emission standards is Volkswagen. I think it will be left behind.
Every morning we sit up in bed and drink coffee, examine CleanTechnica and other EV websites and my wife checks Facebook. Lately, there has been a steady stream of Facebook posts from people getting their Y and 3 deliveries.
This morning, it was all about the MG. Five thousand have arrived and are preparing for demonstrations and deliveries. There is a two-week wait, customers have been told. Some customers are hedging their bets and placing multiple orders. A man had ordered a BYD Atto 3 and a Tesla Model 3, as well as the MG ZS EV. “Whoever gets me the car first gets my money!”
So I disagree with sky news and all the many commenters below the video denouncing the “fact” that the government will force them to buy an EV. “My cold, dead fingers will be ripped off the steering wheel of my V8,” they sob. It looks like they have been stuck in the garage with the internal combustion engine running for far too long.
One morning they will wake up to the sounds of silence, look out the window and see all the electric cars go by and wonder where they come from.
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