Port Macquarie resident Alexei Watson says there should be more government incentives to help encourage people to own an electric vehicle.
"Given there are benefits for everyone, I do think the government has a part to play in making them more affordable and encouraging manufacturers to bring more options into Australia," he said.
"Electric vehicles provide a benefit to the community in cleaning up the air."
Deloitte analysis commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation shows $492 billion could be saved if Australians move completely to clean-energy electric cars by 2035 and use public buses more frequently, according to AAP.
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Mr Watson has owned his Tesla model since January, 2020 after purchasing his first electric vehicle in 2014.
It was important for Mr Watson to find a model which was both travel and family friendly.
"I wanted one which would tick all those boxes but also be in our price bracket," he said.
Mr Watson has travelled with his wife and daughters and said recharging the vehicle has been easy, after researching places to stop.
The charging network has advanced to cater for the increased number of electric vehicles on the road.
"When you get an electric vehicle there's a perception that it's going to be hard," Mr Watson said.
"There's a perceived problem around range (from the battery) anxiety."
However, Mr Watson has found multiple charging stations available for use. It also only takes about an hour to recharge to capacity.
The family has travelled to the Sunshine Coast and also gone inland NSW to explore places including Coonabarabran, Narrabri and Inverell.
"The inland trip was a good 1500km trip over the course of three or four days," he said.
Cassegrain Winery has been home to Tesla recharging stations since 2016. There are currently six stations available for use on the site.
Alex Cassegrain said there's been increasing demand for the charging stations, especially in the school holidays, when there's often several cars parked to take advantage of the service.
"We expect with coronavirus restrictions easing and once Sydneysiders are able to travel to regional areas again, they'll be getting a boost in use," he said.
Mr Cassegrain remains confident the six stations will be able to meet demand.
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