Northern Rivers locals locked out of buying an electric vehicle because of cost can now access more affordable EVs through Enova Community Energy’s bulk-buy in partnership with the Good Car Co.
The Good Car Company is partnering with social enterprise Enova community energy to deliver the Northern Rivers EV bulk-buy campaign.
Good Car cofounder Anthony Broese van Groenou says that Goodcar.co works to decarbonise transport by offering access to affordable electric vehicles. ‘Hundreds of Australians are now driving 100 per cent electric cars because of the bulk-buy campaigns. The EV bulk-buy will offer more affordable access to new Polestar 2 and Hyundai EV’s as well as the import of second-hand Nissan Leafs.’
Australia’s third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions
Enova Community Energy CEO Felicity Stening, says transport is Australia’s third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and cars are responsible for roughly half of these emissions. ‘Transitioning to EVs is a key piece of the climate action puzzle for Australian households however it’s been too expensive for most until now.’
Mr van Groenou says the bulk-buy campaign is very different to ordinary car sales. ‘Goodcar partners with local community groups and donates part of their profits to support community climate and sustainability action.
Expand their zero-emissions journey
‘We’re excited to offer Enova’s community of customers, shareholders, and supporters the opportunity to expand their zero-emissions journey through this bulk-buy which makes EVs more affordable.’
NSW has a suite of policies that are making electric car ownership more and more attractive. Electric cars are exempt from Stamp Duty and a $3,000 subsidy is applied to all new EV sales, further increasing EV affordability.
‘The NSW Government has committed $171 million to help build world-class electric vehicle charging infrastructure over the next four years making it super easy to drive around the state in an electric car’ said Mr van Groenou.
Felicity Stening says with rooftop solar proliferating across Australian rooftops it’s a great time for solar households to maximise the value of their solar. ‘Charging an EV during the day instead of going to the petrol station to fill up on fossil fuels is a really great way to do that.’
The Enova EV bulk buy campaign is about demystifying electric vehicles. An EV Show & Shine Event is scheduled for the from 9am to noon on this Saturday, April 30, at the Stone and Wood Brewery, 100 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay.