Hobart has been the scene of the biggest electric vehicle sales in the country this year, with more than 300,000 EVs sold in the state alone.
In December, it was reported that the state had surpassed 200,000 electric vehicles on the road, with the number set to surge further this year.
The state’s biggest manufacturer, BHP Billiton, is a big investor in the EV industry, with a total of 4,700 EVs on its books.
Despite its size, Tasmania is one of the safest states in the world for EVs, with almost one in six people living within 100 metres of a source of electricity, according to a recent report by the National Climate Assessment.
Hobart has a relatively low population density, and despite having a population of about 1.2 million, the state has an average electricity demand of 1.9 megawatts.
As the city of Hobart is a city of over 100,000, this means that a quarter of the population is connected to the grid, meaning there are plenty of EVs on the roads.
Tesla and BMW have invested in a fleet of Tesla electric cars, with BMW announcing a new line of vehicles for the city in October.
Tasmania’s biggest industry, the construction industry, is also a big part of the EV market.
With over 500,000 jobs in the construction sector, Tasmania has become one of Australia’s most attractive destinations for people to relocate.
A recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) also found that Tasmania is a key source of investment for new electric vehicle technology, with an estimated $5.5 billion in investment in EV technology last year.