person icon new car icon phone icon Get a Quote Dollar Icon Book a Service Spanner Icon Specials Discount Tag Icon Search our Stock Icon Search our Stock Icon location marker icon location marker icon location marker icon for Locate a Dealer Icon arrow down icon of Facebook logo icon of Twitter logo icon of YouTube logo icon of LinkedIn logo icon of Google+ logo Icon of Instagram Logo icon of Pintarest logo Question Mark in a Circle Icon Download a Brochure Icon Book a Test Drive steering wheel Icon icon of Share logo View Right Arrow Icon of Left Arrow Icon of Double Left Arrow Icon of Right Arrow Calculator Icon Calculator Icon Icon of 3 Horizontal Lines Icon of a 4 square Quandrant Icon of a car Hand Offering Cash Icon Buy Online Icon Envelope Icon List Symbol of Lines and Dots Icon Calculator Icon Icon of two cars from the front Icon of square speech bubble with dollar symbol Book a Test Drive steering wheel Icon Get a Quote Dollar Icon Icon of a magnifying Glass Icon of a Dollar Symbol Video Click to Start Icon Printer Icon Close Button X Close Button Circle X Icon of 3.5 star rating Icon of 4 star rating Icon of Empty Star Outline Icon of Filled Star Icon of Half Filled Star Icon of Specials Tag and Star Icon of a Left Arrow for a Carousel Icon of a Right Arrow for a Carousel Icon of a Add to Compare Clock Speed Clock Speed Clock Speed Clock Speed Icon of a truck Icon of a machinery Icon of a bike Icon of a Caravan Powered by I-Motor - link to I-Motor website Icon of Arrow Pointing Left Icon of Home Used on Error Pages Icon of Llewellyn Motors Finance Icon of truck tanker trailer Icon of truck curtainsider trailer Icon of truck pantech trailer Icon of truck flat top trailer Icon of truck drop deck trailer Icon of truck flat top trailer with vertial line indicating a Skel Trailer Icon of a gallery
Finance
Offers
Our Stock
Service
Address
Sturt and Morris Streets, Townsville QLD 4810
Get Directions
Sales Operating Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday
8:30am - 1:00pm
Service Operating Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Parts Operating Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
Closed

Electric Vehicles

Charged by Pickerings.

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Electric Vehicles at Pickerings Auto Group

Pickerings Auto Group is Townsville’s largest range of Electric Vehicles. We have electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models across six of our new car brands – MG, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Kia, MINI, and BMW. With 18 models to choose from, Pickerings Auto 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, with the electricity to charge an EV approximately 40% of the operating costs involved in using petrol*. 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 Pickerings 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. For example, the average EV consumption of 10kWh/day on Tariff 11 will result in an additional $200 increase in the quarterly electricity bill*. It is important to remember that this cost is roughly 40% 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

Pickerings 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.*

*Source: Ergon Energy 


Queensland's new Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy

Pickerings Auto Group welcomes the announcement from the Queensland Government providing an incentive for EV car buyers. 

Buyers of all-new zero-emission vehicles purchased under the value of $58,000 on or after 16 March 2022 will receive a $3,000 grant and continue to receive existing benefits like discounted vehicle registration and registration duty costs. Learn more.

The Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai Kona Electric and MG ZS Electric qualify for this incentive. All three are available at Pickerings Auto Group. 


Address
Sturt and Morris Streets, Townsville QLD 4810
Sales Operating Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday
8:30am - 1:00pm
Service Operating Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Parts Operating Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
Closed

Get Directions