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Join the Electric Vehicle Bulk Buy

Published Date
16/08/2022
News Topic
Sustainability & Environment

Eastern Suburbs residents locked out of buying an electric vehicle because of cost can now access more affordable EVs through the Randwick EV Bulk Buy – Sydney’s first community EV Bulk Buy - in partnership with the Good Car Company.

Our research tells us that 80 per cent of Eastern Suburbs residents are considering the purchase of an EV for their next vehicle. However, with the cheapest EV in Australia starting at more than $40k, the largest barrier for many people is still the high upfront cost.

Remember to register for the Bulk Buy to hear the latest updates! There is no obligation to purchase.

How does it work?

The Randwick Electric Vehicle Bulk Buy will officially launch on Sunday, 18 September at the Randwick Eco Living Festival. It will offer residents across the Eastern Suburbs access to a range of new as well as quality-checked, low mileage used EVs starting at around $20k.

By registering for the Bulk Buy, residents will be able to participate in a month of no-obligation information sessions, events and test drive days, developed and delivered in collaboration with the Good Car Co and designed to enable participants to make an informed decision on purchasing.

Randwick Council will also host a ‘Show and Shine’ event on Saturday, 22 October from 1.00-4.00pm at the Randwick Sustainability Hub, where residents can get up close and personal with the cars, grab a coffee, go for a test ride and hear the latest EV info.

At the conclusion of the Bulk Buy, residents have the opportunity to purchase an EV - whether it’s a second hand affordable Nissan Leaf or a brand new EV from Hyundai or Polestar. All used cars will come with a guarantee, which includes a battery degradation warranty, battery check at purchase and a 7-day return policy. Vehicles ordered by November are expected to arrive around April 2023, which is less than half the current time of many EV deliveries to Australia.

Where can you charge?

Around 90% of all EV charging occurs in home garages and driveways. As part of Randwick Council’s Sustainability Rebates Program, residents in the Randwick LGA can access a rebate of up to $500 for installing a charging station at home, and up to $5,000 for installing a shared charging station in apartments. Visit Sustainability Rebates to find out more.

In partnership with Waverley and Woollahra Councils, Randwick Council has installed nine charging stations in the network, with plenty more to come. Visit PlugShare.com for a map of all the public charging stations across the country.

Who are the Good Car Company?

The Good Car Co are an EV-focussed social enterprise, which aims to increase the affordability of electric vehicles. Since their first community bulk buy in Hobart in 2019, the Good Car Company have helped more than 2,000 people across Australia buy their first EV.

Interested?

The Randwick Electric Vehicle Bulk Buy is all about demystifying electric vehicles. There is no obligation to purchase. Register your interest at goodcar.co/randwick to find out more.

Last Updated: 5 September 2022
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