Mobility has greatly improved since the old faithful horse, first up to 4 wheelers with internal combustion engine, and now electric vehicles (EVs) as the next big thing. And now they are here!

Many were not sure about the new technology and reliability of the internal combustion engine on horseback, but today, we could not imagine that we had to ride as far as Perth.

We are now looking at more and more international manufacturers of electric motors with the latest General Motors (GM), which plans to stop production of internal combustion engines by 2035 and will have 30 new EVs by 2025.

GM is joining other manufacturers that have promised similar goals, such as the VW, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Volvo and Toyota. Not all incinerators will stop production altogether, but their companies will move their research and development to EVs by drawing a picture of where they are going.

Countries are setting goals to ban the sale of new incinerators. To name a few, England, France, China, and Singapore. These targets set the stage for other countries and the world’s producers.

What are the EVs in Australia, and why buy them?

They say there are currently 3 people buying EVs, people who love speeding, technology and environmental awareness. With so many EVs available, everyday people start buying them. They now start at $ 44,000 and generally range from 200km to 600+km with current battery technology.

Some manufacturers are releasing cars next year or in the range of 2 to 1000 km. Hyundai, Nissan, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Audi, Tesla, Porsche, BMW, Mini, BYD, ACE and MG are currently on the road in Australia.

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If you are interested in EVs, there are events where you can go on a test trip with the owners and other lovers. There is an EV link on Facebook where you can chat with owners and see their cars. Alternatively, you can go to the seller and get one for a test drive. There are also online forums like evee.com.au where you can hire one.

I did that a year ago to see if someone was living and working in the country. I really enjoyed the experience and highly recommend hiring before I buy.

The car I hired was a Tesla Model 3 standard Range Plus (SR +), which is actually driving at 330-360 km / h. By the end of December 2020, I had purchased the latest Model 3. In the summer I found it to take me to Perth permanently from Mora (180 km), with more than 50% battery life.

You can expect the region to collapse during the cold winter months as the batteries cool down. I have seen the car go 60% to Perth (10% more in the summer) during the winter.

Charging times vary depending on the type of charging station, from 20 minutes to 4 hours. The charging time depends on what percentage you are left with and the amount of charge the site offers. Since I’m still getting used to the car, when I drive to Perth and return the same day, I like to pay a small fee so I leave Perth at less than 70%.

Charges ranging from 50% to 70% usually take 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the type of charger.

Existing network
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Orange markers are “fast chargers” (~ 20 m – 1 hour).
Green indicators are “slow chargers (ሰዓት 3 to 1 p.m.).

It’s always good to try and do something else, such as shopping, shopping, or sleeping with EV. You can safely leave the car to pay for the car, because when you lock the car, the cable will lock in place. My car notifies me on my phone that my payment is over.

In this first stage, E.V. The WA government recently unveiled plans for a new fast charging network. It takes you up and down from Kunurara to Calgolli and Esperance.

Planned network
Locations will each have 50-150kw 2 fast chargers

In my opinion, if your trips are usually less than 600 km, the Model 3 range is practical and requires very few changes in your daily routine. If your travels are less than 360 km, there will be no changes to your daily routine. It is important to note that EVs travel farther and farther at the beginning of the stop.

You can expect this car to reach more than 450 km in the city due to regenerative braking, which generates energy to reduce and store the battery.

I usually pay for a house, which only costs me about $ 15. This does not include additional savings if you have indoor solar energy. On public chargers, you can expect to pay anywhere from $ 0 to $ 25. Some places now offer free shipping when they spend money in their shop, drink coffee, or shop around.

Repairs to this car are minimal; Tire wheels and windshield wipers are the most common maintenance items. The warranty is for 4 years for the whole car and 8 years for the electric motor and battery, there are no service requirements to maintain the warranty.

The batteries are currently more than 250,000 km long and have no major issues and are expected to exceed 500,000 km. Batteries are used for permanent storage, such as indoor batteries or grid-sized battery storage, after they have been in the car for the first time.

At the end of the life cycle, the battery is reused to make new batteries. More than 98% of batteries can be reused. The battery life of the battery is estimated to last 50 years.

By writing this blog, he reinforced why I bought an EV. I love new technology, I have become more aware of the environment over the years, and I enjoy more powerful cars. If you are interested, I would like to show you the car.

This story was first posted on a rural Oz electric car blog. Renewed voluntarily.