Canberra's electric vehicle market could be set for a shake up, with a new way to purchase the cars on its way to the capital.
The normally expensive vehicles will be made cheaper to purchase as part of a community bulk buy event, at the Australian National University on Thursday.
Hosted by the Good Car Company, the event will also allow for Canberrans to test drive several models of electric cars.
It's the first time a bulk buy has been rolled out in Canberra, following similar events in Tasmania and Melbourne.
Company director Anthony Broese van Groenou said bulk buy events for solar panels helped to kick start that industry in Australia.
It was hoped a similar approach would work for electric vehicles.
"Bulk buys made the solar industry boom, before that it was a niche thing," Mr Broese van Groenou said.
"Bulk buys are able to make electric vehicles more affordable, and in the same manner, what we're doing here is educating people about them as well, and helping to normalise it.
"We're creating our own second-hand market."
The company also carries out full battery and maintenance checks before the cars are delivered to their new owners.
While electric cars are typically more expensive than petrol-engine models, the bulk buy event will allow some electric cars to be made available for as little as $20,000.
So far, more than 275 people have signed up for the first session on Thursday.
Mr Broese van Groenou said the bulk buy involved the company handling the purchasing and delivery of the electric cars.
This meantr electric cars could be more affordable for drivers.
He said the capital was one of the best markets for electric cars in the country.
"People in Canberra are more receptive to electric cars," he said.
"People here are primed for electric vehicles, and that's the perfect thing to have when you have a 100 per cent renewable energy grid."
It comes following an announcement from the ACT government that registration would be waived for two years for zero-emission vehicles from May 2021.
The ACT is also set to be the only jurisdiction in the country to offer zero-interest loans to subsidise new and used electric vehicle purchases.
Major global car companies committing to electric cars were also spearheading efforts to make the vehicles more accessible, including General Motors and Jaguar, which announced they would phase out petrol and diesel models.
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