With the New South Welsh Government announcing that it would phase out fossil fuel subsidies for electricity generation in 2018, there are many people who are already buying an electric vehicle to power their homes and businesses.
Here are the top five options for those looking to buy a car and then use the electricity to power a home or business.
Nissan Leaf electric vehicle with battery pack The Nissan Leaf is a relatively affordable electric vehicle.
The Leaf costs about $50,000 AUD (£40,000) and is available in three models: a base model with an 85 kWh battery, a Sport model with a 160 kWh battery and a Premium model with 180 kWh battery.
The base model has a range of up to 250km and a starting price of $29,999.
The Sport model is also available in the same price range.
Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle The Chevrolet Volt is a low cost electric vehicle that can go from 0 to 60km/h in just 4.6 seconds.
It has a maximum range of around 160km and starts at $26,999 AUD (£22,500).
BMW i3 electric car The BMW i-series electric car is available for sale in two different models: the i3 for $37,000 and the i5 for $53,000.
Both the i-3 and the car are electric vehicles and both the cars have an electric motor that uses an inverter to provide an extra boost to the car.
The car can go up to 30km/hour and it has a starting range of between 500 and 1,500km.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicle Mitsubishis i-Series electric vehicle is available with three different engines.
The i-2 electric engine has a 0-60 time of 2.6s and the top-of-the-range i-4 electric engine gives you a top speed of about 230km/hr.
The Mitsubushi i-8 electric vehicle, which is available starting at $50 a day, has a top-speed of 180km/hp and can travel from 0-100km/ph in under 2.4 seconds.
The petrol-electric vehicle will cost about $45,000 to buy and will be available for lease from May 2019.
Renault Espace E plug-in hybrid The Renault Ezone plug-ins hybrid is an electric hybrid that has a claimed range of 250km, but the real range is likely to be even higher.
It can go between 60km and 90km/mile depending on its battery pack, and can reach 60km on its own.
This means the plug-IN hybrid can drive itself from 0km to 90km, which makes it ideal for commuters who want to take their car on long journeys.
Source: News.au, Vimeo