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The family-friendly electric cars that qualify for EV rebates

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The family-friendly electric cars that qualify for EV rebates

Electric car gross sales look set to ramp up in 2022, however a recent survey notes that restricted alternative continues to be an element holding drivers again from making the change.

The gaps within the EV market are apparent: family-friendly electric cars at a comparatively inexpensive worth are few and much between.

Coupled with the nascent electric ute market (which continues to be a approach off reaching Australia), it’s clear to see why many Australians could also be sitting, and watching, and ready earlier than hitting the button to make their subsequent automobile electric.

But there are in reality various family-friendly electric automobiles already in Australia, relying on what your standards are. And there are extra coming – you simply must know what you’re looking for.

To get you began we’ve taken seven electric cars out there right now that are eligible for the $3,000 rebates in NSW, Victoria and South Australia – the MG ZS EV (pictured above), and within the panel beneath, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric fastback, the Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia e-Niro, MG ZS EV and Mazda MX-30 compact SUVs, in addition to the Nissan Leaf hatchback and the Tesla Model 3 electric sedan.

We’ve checked out elements like youngster security options, reversing cameras, whether or not the again seat is large sufficient for three youngster seats, how a lot legroom and boot house there may be, car clearance (and this seat entry peak), airbags, and whether or not a seven-seat possibility is accessible.

Airbags, youngster security locks, youngster seat tethers and reversing cameras can be found on all these fashions, and all have 5 star rankings and good youngster occupant scores (aside from the Kona which doesn’t seem to have been examined for this by automobile security physique ANCAP).

It actually comes right down to choice on what type of auto you need, whether or not you’ll want to match three youngster seats throughout the again and what boot house, car peak and rear legroom you are ready to settle for.

According to the information we’ve collected beneath, the Model 3 (which begins at $59,900 earlier than on-roads) is the widest car of the lot, whereas the MG ZS EV – the most affordable of the six at $44,900 driveway – scores greatest on clearance, legroom and boot house.

Both the Model 3 and the MX-30 rating highest for youngster occupant security at 87%, and curiously the MX-30 is the one one with an Isofix youngster seat tether on all three rear seats despite the fact that it is among the narrowest choices. All different automobiles have an Isofix on outboard rear seats and a normal tether on all three seats.

All have entrance passenger airbag disabling besides the Ioniq, ZS EV and Model 3.

Model Width (mm) Clearance (mm) Rear Legroom (mm) Boot quantity (litres) ANCAP 5 star score Child occupant safety Front occupant airbag disabling Airbags – twin entrance Airbags – twin facet chest Airbags – twin curtain facet Reversing digicam/monitor Child seat anchors – belted Child seat anchors – isofix
Hyundai Ioniq Electric 1820 140 800 357 Y 87% N Y Y Y Y 3 2 Y
Hyundai Kona Electric 1800 158 848 332 Y Y Y Y Y Y 3 2 Y
Kia e-Niro 1805 155 914 451 Y 80% Y Y Y Y Y 3 2 Y
Mazda MX-30 1795 136 861 366 Y 87% Y Y Y Y Y 3 3 Y
MG ZS EV 1809 161 920 470 Y 84% N Y Y Y Y 3 2 Y
Nissan Leaf 1791 150 851 435 Y 83% Y Y Y Y Y 3 2 Y
Tesla Model 3 1849 140 894 340 Y 87% N Y Y Y Y 3 2 Y

Remember to test ANCAP rankings notably for which kinds of youngster seats could be fitted safely on rear seats, and whether or not from passenger airbags could be deactivated, and all the time test along with your car retailer on whether or not the variant you purchase has all of the options talked about above.

For these of you intent on getting one thing on the greater finish of the value spectrum we suggest testing ANCAP. By downloading the spec sheet you’ll get extra info on airbags, and youngster security options.

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