In Australia, we plan to introduce at least 5 electrified vehicles by the end of 2024, while equipping and training many of our dealers in readiness for the first vehicles to arrive.
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are fully-electric, meaning they are solely powered by electricity and do not have a petrol, diesel or LPG engine, fuel tank or exhaust pipe. BEVs are also known as ‘plug-in’ EVs because they use an external electrical charging outlet to charge the battery. They have zero tailpipe emissions.
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) uses two different sources of power: petrol or diesel, and an electric motor which uses stored energy from a battery. When driving, a combination of regenerative braking and power drawn from the engine helps replenish the battery. You can also recharge on-the-go, using public charging stations.