The Fully Charged Live Show in Sydney on Saturday will also be the first venue in Australia to showcase the unreleased MG hatchback, which has been nominated as Australia’s cheapest electric car.
Australia’s first motor show in years comes just a month after consumers set a record for electric vehicle purchases, according to industry experts.
Full Charged CEO Dan Caesar told AAP that the company had previously planned to bring an electric vehicle showcase Down Under, but “the pandemic has slowed us down. He said.
“We are finally able to deliver Show 1. We will definitely be back next year. Usually in the second year the show doubles or triples in size,” he said.
“Australia seems like a very vibrant place at the moment when it comes to talking about solar panels, batteries or EVs.
Electric car sales accounted for 3.8% of new car sales in 2022, but that figure jumped to 6.8% in February, with Caesar saying the country is on a similar trajectory to the US. said.
“By this time next year when we come back to Australia, I wouldn’t be surprised if pure electric turnover is 15%,” he said.
The event, held at Sydney’s International Convention and Exhibition Centre, will feature electric vehicles from brands such as Polestar, Tesla, Hyundai, VW, Peugeot, Nissan, Honda and LDV.
Several models are available for participants to test drive.
The show is also the first Australian event to showcase the MG4. Some experts predict that the hatchback could be the cheapest electric vehicle contender in the country.
MG Australia’s marketing general manager Rick White said the automaker would not reveal the price of the MG4 yet, but confirmed it would go on sale in the second half of this year.
“Originally, we were going to get it a little earlier,” he said.
MG Australia’s communications manager David Giammetta said he wanted to show off the upcoming car alongside a new long-range electric SUV model to give drivers an idea of what the car of the future might look like. He said he was.
“We don’t have a motor show in Australia, and this is the closest we’ve been to one in a few years, so we jumped on it as soon as possible,” he said.
https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/auto/2023/03/11/ev-show-sydney/ Australia’s largest electric car show comes to life