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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!
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 $68,000 on or after 16 March 2022 will receive a $6,000 grant and continue to receive existing benefits like discounted vehicle registration and registration duty costs. Learn More.
The MG4 and MG ZS Electric qualify for this incentive. Both are available at Pickerings Auto Group.