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Boom in EVs prompts power surge to new vehicle sales

Staff reporters
Tue, 05 Oct 2021

The Tesla 3 qualifies for the clean car discount. (Image: Getty)
The Tesla 3 qualifies for the clean car discount. (Image: Getty)
Staff reporters
Tue, 05 Oct 2021
One in every five of the 16,518 vehicles sold in September was electrically powered, driven by 1,066 sales of the Tesla Model 3.Data released by the Motor Industry Association for the month shows the entry level Tesla, which retails in a price range that qualifies it for a government clean car discount, was the top seller across all cars.It was second only to the thirstier, Ford Ranger, which sold 1,408 units, or 30% of all commercial vehicles, but the Tesla did outsell the Toyota Hilux. The tradie favourites, Ranger and Hilux, have long b...

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