Climate action focussed social enterprises, the Good Car Company and Hepburn Energy are joining forces to bring a 2023 Community EV Bulk Buy to Hepburn Shire and the broader region of Central Victoria. In addition to offering affordable second-hand and new EVs a $1,000 discount Voucher will apply to listed EV prices.

The EV Bulk Buy will launch in Malmsbury at the Malmsbury EV Expo on 15 April.

If 50 locals join in by buying an electric vehicle through the Bulk Buy, over five years the central Victorian community will have accumulated to $440,000 in EV benefits and reduced carbon emissions by 650 tonnes.

Transport is the largest source of carbon emissions in Australian households. Changing your internal combustion engine car to an electric one saves at least 2.6 tonnes of carbon emissions every year (assuming the car is charged from the grid).

Transport is Australia’s third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and cars are responsible for roughly half of these emissions.

“Hundreds of Australians are now driving 100% electric cars because of our bulk-buy campaigns,” said company co-founder Anthony Broese van Groenou. “The EV Bulk Buy will offer more affordable prices for quality used Nissan Leafs and the Peugeot e2008 SUV.”

The company also offers access to straightforward novated leases on new Polestar 2 and Tesla Models 3 and Y.

Taryn Lane of Hepburn Energy, said they had teamed up with the Good Car Company a second time alongside local climate groups to help people wanting electric cars to get them at a more reasonable price.

“Buying an EV is a key piece of the climate action puzzle for Australian households, but it’s often seen as being too expensive for most people. As an affordable pathway, we are pleased to be running the second EV bulk buy for the region with the Good Car Company and local partners BREAZE, Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group, Moorabool Environment Group, Trentham Sustainability Group and Transition Creswick ” said Taryn

Residents in the region are invited to join the Hepburn Energy 2023 EV Bulk Buy by signing up at . The campaign runs from 15 April to 15 May. Anyone can register to learn more about EVs, receive all event invitations, take a test drive, ask questions, learn about the available models and/or purchase an EV.