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Electric Vehicles

Charged by Darwin Motor Group

 

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Electric Vehicles at Darwin Motor Group. 

Darwin Motor Group has Darwin’s largest range of Electric Vehicles. We have electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models across five of our new car brands: Kia, Hyundai, BMW, Mitsubishi and MG. With 12 models to choose from, Darwin Motor Group 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! MG, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Kia and MINI 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. A petrol car (11L/100km) costs $14 per 100km, where an average electric car costs $4 per 100km*. 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 Darwin Motor Group 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. It is important to remember that this cost is roughly 30% 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
Darwin Motor Group offers a range of chargers to make charging your EV easy.
Charging solutions: Whether you tend to ‘top up’ or ‘fill up’ your petrol car, EV charging adopts the same principle, allowing the consumer to charge their EVs overnight, whilst shopping or at work. Planning when and how to charge becomes a priority on long trips. Road trips with an EV are easy, with charging stations found along popular travel routes.^
 

Northern Territory’s Electric Vehicle Strategy

 
Darwin Motor Group applauds the Northern Territory Government and the Electric Vehicle Strategy and Implementation Plan.
 
From 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2027, Northern Territory residents can enjoy key actions, including:
•facilitating the installation of more EV charging stations
•supporting local innovation in EV technology
•skills development for EV servicing and EV charging infrastructure installation
•promoting information on EV charging locations
•increasing the number of EVs in the NT Government fleet.
Registration and stamp duty
From 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2027, the NT Government will waive:
•stamp duty fees for the sale of plug-in EVs up to $50,000 - providing a saving of up to $1,500
•the registration fee when you register your EV (Motor Accidents Compensation and third party insurance still applies) - providing an annual $91 saving.
For more information, go to the Northern Territory Government website.
Electric Vehicle Charger Grant Scheme 
 
If you own an Electric Vehicle, you can apply for the scheme that provides funding to buy and install a charger at your residential property, or business. 
 
You can get grants of up to:
•$1000 for a residential property
•$2500 for a business.