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Electric Vehicles

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You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Electric Vehicles at Booran Motors.

Booran Motors is Melbourne’s largest range of Electric Vehicles. We have electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models across six of our new car brands – Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Kia, MG, Nissan and Peugeot. With 14 models to choose from, Booran Motors makes the change from petrol to electric (or in between) easy!

So, what is the difference between Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Full Electric?

Hybrid: Hybrid is the most common form petrol-electric vehicle and probably the one you’ve heard about the most. A Hybrid car cannot be plugged into a power source, the battery is charged through regenerative braking. Hybrid cars consume less fuel and emit less CO2 than a petrol or diesel vehicle.

Plug-in Hybrid: The best of both worlds. The Plug-in Hybrid or PHEV links a petrol engine and electric motor together. PHEVs can provide a larger driving range on electric power meaning owners can travel longer distances without using any petrol.

Full Electric: If you’re ready to embrace full electric this means you say goodbye to petrol! Your car runs entirely on electricity. Plug it into a regular domestic power point or purpose-built home charger and you’re good to go! Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Kia, MG, Nissan and Peugeot all offer full electric models, contact us to take one for a drive.

Benefits and Options

Cost benefits: Running costs are much cheaper in EVs compared to petrol cars, with the electricity to charge an EV approximately 40% of the operating costs involved in using petrol*. Owning an EV can also save you money through lowered registration and maintenance costs. Have you ever looked under the hood of an electric car? Come into Booran Motors and let us show you!

Environmental benefits: EVs are better for the environment, this is due to less pollution from zero tailpipe emission and renewable energy such as solar and wind.

Deciding to Purchase

Things to consider: Purchasing an EV will increase your electricity bill. For example, the average EV consumption of 10kWh/day on Tariff 11 will result in an additional $200 increase in the quarterly electricity bill*. It is important to remember that this cost is roughly 40% of the total amount you would be spending on fuel when travelling the same distance. Want to charge your new EV from home? Here are the key topics to factor into your decision.

  • Charging from a power point
  • Installing a dedicated EV charger at your house
  • Electrical wiring and switchboard upgrades
  • Number of electrical phases
  • Charging from a solar PV or battery system
  • Understanding your charging costs and environmental impacts

Booran Motors offers a range of chargers to make charging your EV easy.

Commonly Asked Questions (FAQ)

EVs are good value when you include maintenance and fuel costs. This is because EVs are 70% cheaper to refuel (saving the average driver $1,600 per year) and have fewer moving parts (saving drivers around $400 per year on maintenance).

Today’s EV batteries are expected to last as long as – if not longer than – the average car does, that is, around 15 years.

After their life in an EV, batteries can be recycled and repurposed. Such recycling will also significantly reduce the amount of mining required for EV components.

Fewer emissions: EVs don’t release tailpipe emissions. That matters when vehicle pollution currently causes 50% more deaths in Australia than car crashes. Research also shows that even if an EV is charged by coal-fired electricity, it still generates lower net emissions that ICEVs. As grids become cleaner, EVs become cleaner too. Safety: EVs generally have a reduced risk of roll over because of batteries lower the centre of gravity. The batteries themselves are no more dangerous than fuel tanks according to NSW Fire & Rescue. Grid reliability: New EV models can put electricity back into a household or grid. Managed correctly, this will reduce blackouts and electricity prices by flattening peak demand. Fuel security: Australia spends approximately $16 billion a year on importing fuel – EVs free up that money so it can be invested in Australia instead.

Cheaper EVs can travel around 300km on one charge while more expensive EVs can travel over 600km. As battery technology improves, range will continue to increase. Australians drive an average of 36km per day so EVs are already suitable for most journeys.

That depends on the speed of the charger and size of the battery but these rates are typical:

Home Charger (e.g. in a garage)
5 hours to full charge
Workplace Charger (e.g. in an office building carpark)
5 hours to full charge
Destination Charger (e.g. at shopping centres)
2 hours to full charge
Fast Charger (e.g. on the side of a highway)
15 minutes to full charge