In The News

 
The Good Car Company and our community are regularly featured in the news. We have collated a few of the good news stories here.
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Date Published: DECEMBER 28, 2021

Inside Australia’s growing pirate electric car market

Australia’s slow uptake of electric vehicles has led to the spread of a cottage industry in parallel imports, with small businesses springing up to bring in low-cost second-hand cars from Japan.

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Source: The Guardian
Date Published: July 20, 2020

Electric cars have few downsides except price. One company is looking to change that

Craig Salmon rattles off the benefits of electric cars with the swagger of a veteran car mechanic and the zeal of someone who is watching a profound historic change play out on his workshop floor.

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Date Published: July 26, 2021

The Good Car Company’s bulk buy model is going national

The Good Car Company introduced its used EV bulk buying model two and a half years ago to help make electric vehicles more affordable. Even with recent state-based incentives, such as the ACT’s stamp duty exemption, high upfront . . .

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Date Published: October 5, 2020

Want an electric car? Here’s how to buy second-hand

The supply of used electric vehicles in Australia is limited. Numbers are obviously tied to new vehicles sold, and the rate at which they end up in the used car market. Used electric vehicles are generally found in the same places you’d find other second-hand cars.

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Date Published: June 29, 2021

Electric Transport

Explore how local innovators are making this technology more accessible with a range of home-grown options. The transport sector is Australia’s second largest source of CO2 emissions behind electricity - but it’s also where some of the biggest opportunities for reducing these emissions lie.

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Source: The Driven
Date Published: August 13, 2021

Enova joins Good Car Co to offer used Nissan EVs in northern NSW

Prospective electric vehicle buyers in the New South Wales Northern Rivers region will get the opportunity to buy second hand EVs with the launch of the latest Good Car Company community bulk-buy program . . .

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Ignition time for affordable electric cars

A key piece of the climate action puzzle could be made more affordable exclusively to Northern Rivers residents with prices ranging for as low as $17,000.

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Source: The Examiner
Date Published: August 4, 2021

Tasmanian government to increase electric vehicle chargers with $600,000 investment

Tasmania is set to become the electric vehicle (EV) leader of Australia, with the state government investing $600,000 for fast charging and destination charge..

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Date Published: February 25, 2021

Community bulk buy for electric cars coming to Canberra

Canberra's electric vehicle market could be set for a shake up, with a new way to purchase the cars on its way to the capital. The normally expensive vehicles will be made cheaper to purchase as part of a community bulk buy event . . .

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Date Published: March 4, 2021

An importer has identified Canberra as having the potential to be the nation's electric vehicle capital

An import agent buying second-hand vehicles from Japan has identified Canberra as "the potential electric vehicle capital of Australia". The Tasmanian-based Good Car Company . . .

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My Australian EV journey
Source: Alex Kidman
Date Published: May 21, 2021

My Australian EV journey: Why is it so hard to own an EV down under?

I made the decision a while ago that I’d like my next car to be an electric vehicle. It feels like a smart decision for a variety of reasons, but it’s certainly not an easy process in Australia for some pretty glaring reasons.

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Source: The Driven
Date Published: September 16, 2020

Good Car Co swamped by interest in electric vehicle “bulk buy” offer

A start-up Australian company offering used electric vehicles via a subscription service has received an overwhelming vote of confidence in its business model, after a launch event in Tasmania was quickly sold out.

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Source: The Riotact
Date Published: February 6, 2021

Test drive and buy: EV revolution is coming to Canberra

Australia’s only all-electric car dealers are coming to Canberra to show off a range of EVs and host a month-long community education program from 25 February to 26 March . . .

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Source: Ausdroid
Date Published: February 15, 2021

Want a sub $20K electric car? Tassie entrepreneurs Good Car co are importing into Australia

If you want a city runabout electric car but have been put off by the price of EV’s in Australia you might want to checkout Tassie startup Good Car Company.

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Date Published: April 6, 2021

Cheap electric vehicles in Australia do exist

Remember Back To The Future with the flying DeLorean? If you grew up with these films you'll recall that flying cars, powered by household waste, were the norm in 2015. Sadly, this futuristic prediction never happened.

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Date Published: October 19, 2020

Want An Electric Car, But Think You Can’t Afford One? Here’s How to Buy Second-hand

Many Australians say they would consider buying an electric car. But unfortunately, new electric vehicles don’t come cheap. Even at the more affordable end of the market . . .

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Source: Mercury

Purchasing an electric vehicle was ‘a no brainer’, says South Hobart family

This South Hobart family has bought one of the first used electric cars in the state – and it has saved them thousands. Find out how you can do the same and watch them fuel up for free.

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Source: Gizmodo AU
Date Published: October 7, 2020

How to Buy a Second-Hand Electric Car in Australia

The supply of used electric vehicles in Australia is limited. Numbers are obviously tied to new vehicles sold, and the rate at which they end up in the used car market. In 2019, 6,718 fully electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars were sold in Australia . . .

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Date Published: October 8, 2020

Here’s How To Buy A Second-Hand Electric Car

Many Australians say they would consider buying an electric car. But unfortunately, new electric vehicles don’t come cheap. Even at the more affordable end of the market, a new Nissan Leaf or Hyundai Ioniq cost around A$50,000. . .

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Source: The Driven
Date Published: March 19, 2020

Australia’s first EV “subscription” service to give drivers taste of electric cars

Interest in electric vehicles (EVs) is on the rise in Australia, with EV sales tripling in 2019 to 6,718 new electric vehicle registrations, driven mostly by the first deliveries . . .

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Source: The Courier
Date Published: March 15, 2020

The community continuing to move towards zero emissions

Hepburn Wind's community manager Taryn Lane, who was involved in the development of the shire's 10-year Z-Net community transition plan, said transport was responsible for 33 per cent of the shire's emissions in 2018.
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Source: Mercury

Boost for electric vehicle owners with two new chargers on Hobart’s waterfront

Hobart’s waterfront will become a popular area for drivers of electric cars with new electric vehicle chargers being installed. . .

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Source: The Advertiser
Date Published: October 19, 2019

The Good Car Company’s first Tasmanian customers

Meet the Hobart family who have bought a used electric car from Tasmania' s first 100 per cent electric car company, the Good Car Company.

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