You might have noticed that around the world there is a movement to phase out petrol-fuelled cars and replace them with Electric Vehicles (EVs). Some countries already have targets to ban petrol cars over the coming decades.
We’re likely to have more than four million EVs on Australian roads by 2035*. Whether you’re already driving an EV or you’re considering making the switch to an EV, we have all the tools and information you need to drive into a cleaner, more efficient future.
Why EVs over petrol?
They're cheaper to run
And maintain. Plus, we've introduced an EV tariff to help reduce costs further.
Producing lower greenhouse gas emissions, especially if you charge using renewables.
With less air pollution and less noise pollution compared to petrol cars.
5 reasons your next car could be an EV
EVs are perhaps the biggest thing to happen in the car industry since the horse and cart was phased out, or since automatic transmission was introduced. Here’s why your next car could be an EV:
- You want a car that’s much better for the environment.
- Based on Electric Vehicle Council stats, around $14 worth of electricity will drive you as far as around $50 of petrol.
- Each year brings new car models and features.
- There are now hundreds of places in WA to charge your EV – and that number is set to grow.
- EVs are already the car of choice for George Clooney, Cameron Diaz, Will Ferrell, Jay Leno and Tom Hanks.
Are EVs really the future?
It certainly looks like it! Volvo is switching to EVs only from 2019 and some countries in the world have announced they will be banning petrol cars at some point in the future. In Norway, petrol cars could be banned as early as 2025.
According to a white paper from Advisian, cited on the Electric Vehicles Council website, “the benefits EVs offer consumers will be the main reason for their uptake and we can expect more than four million EVs on Australian roads by 2035.”
In the coming years, we’re likely to see the price of batteries drop and the number of models available in Australia sky-rocket. It’s also likely that more government and industry support will encourage more drivers to choose EVs by offering rebates, special tariffs and better infrastructure.
Explore our EV section for the latest information surrounding electric vehicles in WA and across the world
Choose your EV
Get tips on buying an EV and learn how much you could save in the long run.What to consider
See if you could save by joining the trial of our EV Home Plan
We’re working with the EV community to help you charge at home at a discounted rate (during off peak times). We're also offering a range of incentives for switching to the trial plan.
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*According to a white paper from Advisian, cited by the Electric Vehicles Council