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Compare your car to an EV and see what you could save

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When you switch to our EV tariff and claim the registration rebate exclusive to EV owners.

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By switching to our EV tariff, on average, EV owners save $100 - $200 a year on charging costs. See how much you'd save with our tariff calculator.

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Why so low? On average, ongoing EV maintenance is 35% less than for a traditional vehicle. However, be sure to factor in the life and warranty of your battery when choosing which EV is right for you.

How is this calculated?

Savings are an indicative estimate only and actual results may vary. Fuel prices have been sourced from the Western Australian Government’s FuelWatch website and are based on 140.4 cents per litre which is the average price from [01/07/16] to [30/06/17]. Energy prices are based on exclusively charging the EV at the EV off-peak rate of 19.7672c per unit. For more information go to the Products and Prices page on our website. Running costs sourced from the Green Vehicle Guide © Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development) 2014. Maintenance costs are indicative only and may vary from vehicle to vehicle. They also depend on the type of trip and distance travelled. The calculator assumes an EV will have a 3 cents per kilometre saving over a non EV.

Compare your car to an EV and see what you could save

Switching to an EV could save you thousands per year in fuel costs, registration, and maintenance. Find out exactly how much you could save.

My car

My car  

Compare to this EV

Kms driven

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When you switch to our EV tariff and claim the registration rebate exclusive to EV owners.

You could save up to

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a year on running costs

How is this calculated?

Savings are an indicative estimate only and actual results may vary. Fuel prices have been sourced from the Western Australian Government’s FuelWatch website and are based on 140.4 cents per litre which is the average price from [01/07/16] to [30/06/17]. Energy prices are based on exclusively charging the EV at the EV off-peak rate of 19.7672c per unit. For more information go to the Products and Prices page on our website. Running costs sourced from the Green Vehicle Guide © Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development) 2014. Maintenance costs are indicative only and may vary from vehicle to vehicle. They also depend on the type of trip and distance travelled. The calculator assumes an EV will have a 3 cents per kilometre saving over a non EV.

Choosing your electric vehicle

Australia’s electric vehicle (EV) market is expanding, which means there’s now more choice than ever with battery electric vehicles, plug-ins and hybrids available. If you’re considering buying an electric vehicle in Perth, here are some things to consider.

Electric cars: Your buyer’s guide

If your next car is going to be an EV, these simple tips could help you find the right EV for your lifestyle.

 

  1. Consider your driving habits.

    Do you drive a lot in peak hour? Do you like to get away for the weekend? An EV can be perfect for all of these scenarios but you’ll want to choose a make and model to suit the way you use your car.

  2. Work out what kind of EV would suit you.

    If you’re making the transition between petrol and electric cars, a hybrid (or HEV) could be perfect. If you’re looking to cut out your petrol station visits entirely, you might want a fully electric car. Learn about the different types of EV to find out what suits your goals.

  3. Do your research.

    Practically every big-name car manufacturer has at least one EV in their range now – and the range is expanding constantly. Online reviews and car publications are a great source of information about the features and modes of each type of EV.

  4. Find your local charging stations.

    There’s two reasons for this: You can learn more about where to charge your EV in Perth AND you’ll have the chance to see different EVs in action. You could speak to their owners if you spot one charging – all of the EV drivers we know are more than happy to chat about their EV!

  5. Take a test drive.

    This is the fun part! Get behind the wheel and see how your favourite EV models actually perform on the streets.

  6. Calculate your savings.

    The calculation should include the car’s purchase price, the maintenance cost (minimal) and the running cost (registration, insurance, electricity Vs petrol). Also most EVs have a separate warranty for the battery, so make sure you have a good understanding of this warranty. Find out the life expectancy of your battery and be aware that your battery can have a second life in your house as storage.

 

FAQ

Do EVs cost more than other cars?

Yes, at the moment anyway. When you compare the purchase price of an EV against a similar model of petrol-fuelled car, the electric version will generally cost more. This is likely to change over the coming years as car and battery companies scale up their production, improve their efficiencies and increase competition in the growing EV market.

The good news is that the running costs of an EV are generally a lot less than petrol cars. Your EV doesn’t need an oil change and a lot of other maintenance that a petrol or diesel engine needs. Charging at public stations is often free or there’s just a small fee involved. Charging at home could cost you less if you take advantage of our EV tariff and renewable energy options over the longer term.

Australia’s electric vehicle (EV) market is expanding, which means there’s now more choice than ever with battery electric vehicles, plug-ins and hybrids available. If you’re considering buying an electric vehicle in Perth, here are some things to consider.