Australia may not have always been the leading nation when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs), but with more of them hitting the market, we aren’t far behind the rest of the world anymore. So far, this year has been an exciting one for the Australian EV landscape, with new vehicles from big brands like Mercedes, Audi, Nissan, and Tesla emerging on the scene.
While the lack of government incentives and availability of EV charging infrastructure may be some of the main reasons that many Australians are still using petrol cars, the emergence of the EV charging infrastructure is quite inevitable as more citizens are increasingly aware of the many benefits of EVs and are motivated to make that switch.
Why Switch to EVs?
EVs are cheaper to run and maintain compared to conventional petrol or diesel cars, as well as being much less damaging to the environment and our health. Industry experts predict that in the next ten years, two-thirds of Australians will be driving EVs.
With the increased emergence of EVs in Australia, you can expect to see EV charging stations being installed at local petrol stations in the coming years. As is the case with any booming industry, a world of new job opportunities and career prospects will follow suit.
EV Charging Job Growth
With EV promotion being driven by government, charging infrastructure will bring an additional market to electrical contractors and training opportunities to apprentices and trade electricians. EV infrastructure needs are still developing, and as a greater demand on the existing electrical supply network is realised, smarter use of how and when vehicles are charged will undoubtedly create more roles in the future.
The advancement of vehicle technology will continue to create new jobs and long-term career opportunities for many, including electricians interested in EV charging infrastructure design and development. If you want to know more about future possibilities and upcoming advancements of EV charging infrastructures, get in touch with CET and express your interest in EV charging infrastructure courses.