Myth 1: It will be hard to find a charging station
In a 2021 survey by the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC), more than half of respondents said they would consider an EV for their next car, and 92% agreed public charging infrastructure was important in encouraging them to make the purchase. Public charging stations are on the rise in Australia, with the EVC reporting a 24% increase in the installation of fast charging facilities and a 23% increase in standard charging facilities over the 12 months to August 2021.
“As the demand for EVs continues to rise, we’re seeing our roads and infrastructure evolve to meet the continued growth of the EV market,” says Peter van der Westhuyzen, an executive director in Macquarie’s personal banking business. “There are a growing number of charging facilities at workplaces and shopping centres, some service stations now offer rapid chargers, and you can increasingly find on-street parking charging facilities as well.”