Understanding where electric vehicle ownership is highest in Australia

The latest ABS Motor Vehicle Census provides an indication of how EV ownership varies across Australia. The size of the EV fleet in Australia grew by 59% in 2020.

The map below allows you to zoom in and see EV ownership trends for every postcode in Australia.

Top ten suburbs in Australia for EV ownership

The tables below identify the top ten suburbs in Australia for EV ownership. There are some suburbs that might appear surprising, such as Laverton North. We suspect that Toyota’s hydrogen vehicle testing and lending program might be responsible, rather than a large number of residents in these suburbs owning EVs.

Australia’s top ten EV suburbs are shown below, followed by the top ten for each state.

The low numbers overall reflect Australia’s generally low take-up of EVs, at about 0.7% of new vehicles sold.

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