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Anywhere you have access to a standard PowerPoint, you can charge an EV. With cars parked 90 percent of the time, and mainly driven fewer than 50 kilometers per day, a couple of hours’ charging is more than enough for most people. You can install a wall charger in your garage if you want a quicker charge and were charged overnight; you will be able to travel the full kilometrage described by the manufacturer. When it comes to replacing an electric vehicle battery, you do not have to be too concerned as many manufacturers provide a warranty of up to eight years or 100,000 Kilometres. It means that even if you needed to replace it in the unfortunate event where something went wrong, it could be covered under this warranty. Remember always to check the type of warranty your chosen electric car manufacturer offers. Also, the cost of batteries fell about 80% between 2010 and 2016, from $1000/kWh to $227/kWh. Therefore, a new 40kWh battery in 2016 would have cost just shy of AU $9,100. Some predictions estimate that prices are set to fall below $100/kWh by 2030, So in case you must replace your battery in 2030, it will only cost you about $ 4’000.00 by then; you will have saved around $ 30’000 if you are currently spending $3000 per year on fuel, not mentioning the servicing and complexity of the engine when something goes wrong, adding labor hours, parts, and your time with no vehicle waiting for the extensive repair of a timing belt replacement. Purchasing an electric car now in 2022 is already very affordable with EV prices starting from $45'000. You could be driving off in a silent luxury car that pays for itself. This is calculated by considering that one liter of unleaded fuel would cost $1.70. With petrol prices pushing past $2 per liter, we are paying more than $2,000 more per year with average use, making the affordability of an electric car even more attractive. Electric vehicles can be charged for around $0.20 for the same distance you would travel with one liter of unleaded fuel, even cheaper when setting your car at your own home using your solar system. EVs are cheaper to maintain and have no servicing costs, except for Tires and brakes; there are no water leakages from the cooling system or any oil leaks due to the much simpler technology. Considering that an EV can perform 500-700km on a full charge, you will already be okay to travel with your vehicle for a holiday. 6.6 million electric cars were sold globally last year, and over half were sold in China alone The average carbon emissions for a fossil-fuelled Australian car are 349-390 grams per kilometer. This is of approximately: · 72 percent for operational use · 13 percent for vehicle manufacture · 14 percent for fossil fuel production and distribution Queensland announced a $55 million electric vehicle package, including a $3’000incentive to buy an electric car and $10 million for new charging infrastructure. The good news is, in all Australian jurisdictions, emissions released from the beginning to the end of the vehicle’s life are expected to be significantly less than for fossil-fuelled cars; each, however, varies in the extent how which manufacturing emissions will be further reduced.