Many Australians still believe electric vehicles are prohibitively expensive and out of their price range. The good news is that there are several low-cost options in Australia. In this post, we’ll look at the five most affordable EVs that are and will be available in Australia in 2023. So, if you’re considering switching to an electric vehicle, keep reading to find the top 5 cheapest EVs in Australia. We will investigate their Price (of course), range, home charging speed times, specs and reviews.
→Price (AUD): Byd Dolphin Dynamic priced at $38,890, Dolphin Premium at $44,890 & Dolphin Sport(Limited edition) at $49,990 before on-road costs.
→Range: 427 km WLTP (Premium version).
→Home charging time: 4h 22m- 6h 25m(on peak AC).
The BYD Dolphin finally launched in Australia. This electric hatchback is powered by BYD’s Blade battery technology. The premium version of the car has a WLTP driving range of over 427 km thanks to a 60.48 kWh battery pack. Furthermore, it can be fast-charged at speeds of up to 70 kW. The Byd Dolphin Dynamic model became one of the most affordable electric cars in Australia beating the MG4 by just $100.
The motor has a power output of 130 kW and a torque output of 290 Nm, allowing the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7 seconds. The BYD Dolphin has several advanced safety and technology features, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and a 360-degree camera system. The vehicle also has an advanced parking assist system, which uses sensors and cameras to guide the car into a parking space with minimal driver input.
The following list contains the drive-away prices of BYD Dolphins for every state in Australia:
|BYD Dolphin Dynamic||BYD Dolphin Premium||BYD Dolphin Sport|
You can also check out the compatible BYD Dolphin EV Charger.
→Price (AUD): From $38,990.
→Range: Up to 530 km WLTP (Long range).
→Home charging time: 3h 56m(for long range 20%-80%).
Just a $100 margin makes the new MG4 Excite the second most affordable electric car in the Australian market after BYD Dolphin Dynamic. MG4 will be available in four variants; 5I Excite,64 Excite, Essence & Long Range. According to the WLTP, MG4 Long Range is equipped with a powerful 77 kWh battery that gives a range of 530 KM. MG4 Essence comes with a battery pack of 64 kWh providing a range of 350 KM. MG4 64 Excite will have the same battery pack as Essence and a range of 450 KM. Finally, MG4 5I Excite will have a 52 kWh battery pack and a range of up to 350 KM.
Standard features include a 10.25 colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM, MG iSMART app connectivity, and the MG Pilot suite of driver assistance systems. To ensure a safe and relaxed driving experience, the MG Pilot includes features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, and Lane Departure Warning.
Users can use the MG iSMART app to manage various vehicle features such as charging, monitoring vehicle status, finding charging stations, and pre-starting the climate control system. The vehicle also includes a seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty and a seven-year/unlimited-kilometre battery warranty.
- M4 51kWh Excite – $38,990
- MG4 64kWh Excite – $44,990
- MG4 64kWh Essence – $47,990
- MG4 77kWh Essence – $55,990
GWM ORA Good CAT
→Price (AUD): From $39,990.
→Range: Up to 420 km WLTP (Long range).
→Home charging time: 3h 49m(for long range 20%-80%).
The GWM Ora, also known as the Ora Good Cat, Ora Cat 01, or Ora Funky Cat, is a new Chinese electric car recently introduced in Australia. The Long-range GWM Ora has a battery of 63 kWh that enables it to travel over 420 km on a single charge. Its standard range has a battery of 48 kWh and gives up to 310 km of driving range.
Here are the prices for the 2023 GWM Ora in Australia:
– The Standard Range costs $39,990, but there’s currently a discount of $4000.
– The Extended Range costs $45,990, with a discount of $2000.
– The new Extended Range Ultra costs $48,990.
– The Extended Range GT costs $51,990, with a discount of $2000.
Here are the drive-away prices of Ora Cat in each state:
|2023 GWM Ora||2023 GWM Ora Extended Range||2023 GWM Ora Extended Range Ultra||2023 GWM Ora Extended Range GT|
BYD Atto 3
→Price (AUD): From $48,000.
→Range: Over 420 km WLTP (Long range).
→Home charging time: 3h 38m(for long range 20%-80%).
The BYD Atto 3 is one of the cheapest electric cars in Australia, with impressive features and an extended-range battery. According to the WLTP standard, the vehicle’s 63.8 kWh battery provides a long range of up to 480km for the long-range version and 345km for the standard-range version. The Atto 3 starts at $48,300(before On-road Fees), making it an appealing option for those looking for a low-cost electric SUV.
The Atto 3’s Price is one of its most appealing features. It’s slightly more expensive than its main rival, the MG ZS EV, but the extra few thousand dollars are well worth it for the impressive features. The equipment is mostly the same between the two grades. Still, the Extended Range model has 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a 5.0-inch digital instrument cluster, two-tone synthetic leather interior trim, a panoramic sunroof, a wireless phone charger, a 360-degree view parking camera, ambient LED interior lighting, and more.
While the exterior of the Atto 3 is somewhat generic, it offers plenty of space for passengers and cargo. With the second row up, the vehicle has 440 litres of boot space, which is quite good for its segment. Furthermore, it recently resolved a compliance issue related to lacking a top-tether child-seat mounting point in the centre rear position, making it more family-friendly.
In summary, the BYD Atto 3 is an impressive electric SUV with a long-range, plenty of features, and a low price tag. It’s worth considering if you’re looking for a dependable and practical electric vehicle. There is a wide range of compatible BYD Atto 3 EV chargers available in our shop.
→Price (AUD): From $52,500.
→Range: Around 315 km (Estimated).
→Home charging time: 3h 31m(from 20%-80%).
The new Fiat 500e is a stylish and affordable electric vehicle with impressive specs for the Price. The 500e is an excellent choice for city driving, with a 37.3kWh battery and an estimated range of 315km in Australia. The 500e has a respectable 320km operating range based on the European WLTP standard, though this may vary depending on driving conditions. It has a 10.25-inch UConnect touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED lights, and active safety assistance systems.
The Fiat 500e will compete with the three-door Mini Electric Classic and the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range small SUV, but its starting price of $52,500 before on-road costs will put it ahead of both. The Fiat 500e electric hot hatch will also be available in late 2023. With this price tag, the 500e will be considered the cheapest electric car in Australia in 2023.
The Fiat 500e will be available in Australia with a single battery and motor configuration. Customers may have the option of 16- or 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, and two different headlamp technologies. More information about the Fiat 300e’s features and specifications for the Australian market is expected to be released soon, ahead of the car’s arrival in July 2023. Till then, explore all Fiat-compatible EV chargers.
So Which Electric car to choose from above?
As an EV buyer, it is essential to consider all aspects when choosing an electric car carefully. Evaluate your needs and driving habits to determine which model would best fit you. Consider factors such as range, charging options, and available incentives. Don’t forget to take a test drive and read reviews from other owners to understand the car’s performance and reliability better. With the proper research and preparation, you can find an electric vehicle that meets your needs. Taking all into consideration BYD Dolphin will become one of Australia’s cheapest EVs so far in 2023 followed by MG4 Excite.