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, this time in partnership with Byron Bay-based energy retailer, Enova.
Enova Community Energy says the Northern Rivers bulk buy will offer second-hand Nissan EVs, including the AZEO Leaf (24kWh and 30kWh), Leaf ZE1 (40kWh and 62 kWh), and the eNV200 electric van (24kWh) in two, five and seven seater models. Prices would range from $17,000 – $55,000.
The EVs come with standard upgrades including Japanese to English head-unit (stereo and controls), dash instruments, and an Australian 10A portable charging cable, full support, and maximum six month or 7,000km warranty (whichever comes first) and a 30-day return policy.
The northern NSW EV bulk-buy is the latest in a series that have been rolled out around Australia by the Good Car Co, including most recently in Canberra, and before that in Tasmania and Victoria.
The Good Car Co has sought to take advantage of the rate of turnover of vehicles sold in Japan, where incentives make it common for new cars to be sold into the second hand market after just a couple of years of use, with the value of the cars significantly depreciated.
The significantly discounted prices have seen the company swamped by interest from potential buyers, eager to purchase an electric vehicle, but who have otherwise been deterred by high purchase prices.
So far, the company has brought more than 300 used electric vehicles into the country for customers. And more of the same is expected in the case of the Northern Rivers.
“We’re excited to offer Enova’s community of customers, shareholders, and supporters the opportunity to expand their zero emissions journey through this bulk-buy which makes EVs more affordable,” said Enova CEO Felicity Stenning.
“With rooftop solar proliferating across Australian rooftops we also recognise it’s a great time for solar households to maximise the value of their solar and charging an EV during the day instead of going to the petrol station to fill up on fossil fuels is a really great way to do that,” she added.
“We exclusively sell and support electric vehicles because we want to do whatever we can to decarbonise transport. That’s our motive,” said Good Car Co co-founder Anthony Broese van Groenou.
“We only deal in 100 per cent electric cars and we’re proud to partner with communities, like the Northern Rivers, wanting to achieve zero emissions. Another benefit for EV owners is that they are far cheaper to run and service. Our prices remove the entry cost that has been a barrier until now,” he said.
Participants in Enova’s Bulk-Buy will receive a four-week program of weekly emails containing videos, webinars, information, opportunities to ask questions, Nissan Leaf test drive opportunities, and EV event invitations, Enova said.
The bulk-buy will open in October 2021. Northern Rivers locals can join the no obligation bulk-buy program by registering at www.enovaenergy.com.au/goodcarco.