The company said in a statement that, based on data it had collected, electric vehicles made up only 0.6% of car sales in Australia.
There was a big lack of charging stations in some states, which meant that buying an EV was not an option for many people, Budget Direct said.
There was an expectation of take-up rising if the Australian Labor Party was voted back into power at the 2019 election as one of their policies was to offer a 50% subsidy on the purchase of EVs. But that did not eventuate.
South Australia also had a high concentration of EVs, but less impressive charging infrastructure, with just 0.13 chargers per EV (the same as Victoria).
The Northern Territory had the highest ratio of chargers,but this was misleading as there were only 30 EVs in the whole territory.
Budget Direct also calculated what road trips could be made in an EV with the current state of charging stations. Fifteen of the most recommended trips were considered, plotting a route based on a car with a range of 480km.
The chart included in this article provides the results, with EVs unable to make six of the trips that were considered.