The time is now for electric vehicles.
Origin 360 EV for fleets is the complete electric vehicle fleet management service for organisations looking to save on fleet operations and make a contributions to your sustainability goals.
There are a number of state-based subsidies and incentives available to make the shift to electric vehicles for fleets easier. Origin 360 EV for fleets can provide guidance and support customers in accessing these. Call us 1300 132 465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSW – Electric Vehicle Fleet Incentive
A program from New South Wales Government to help bridge the cost of transitioning your fleet’s passenger, light commercial or sports utility vehicles to Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) through a reverse auction process. The incentives aim to cover part of the total cost of ownership (TCO) gap between a battery electric (BEV) or fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) and an equivalent internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Funding can include $400 towards the cost of electric vehicle smart chargers.
• NSW business, local council and non-government organisations
• No cap on the number of EVs sought
• Funding only for Battery Electric Vehicles and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV)
How to apply
Bidding rounds open every 6 months. Successful of bids are determined by the amount of incentive sought and level of carbon emissions equivalent abated. First round initial bidding window opens 13 December 2021 and final submissions close 18 February 2022.
More information go to the NSW Government Energy Saver website.
ACT – Financial incentives for the purchase of EVs
The Australian Capital Territory Government is offering financial incentives for the purchase and registration of Electric Vehicles for private and commercial use. The incentives include stamp duty exemption for EVs that are purchased for the first time (about $1250 for a $45000 car) and 2 years free registration.
More information on the ACT Government websites.
VIC – Electric Vehicle Subsidy
Forms part of the Victorian Government’s Zero Emissions Vehicle Roadmap and includes $3000 subsidy for vehicles worth less than $68 470
• Organisations with an office in Victoria
• Battery Electric Vehicles and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) only
• Subsidy can only be applied twice per organisation
• Eligible vehicles must be purchase new and with a purchase price (dutiable value) under the threshold of $68,740
More Information can be found on the Solar Victoria website.
This information was accurate at time of publishing Feb 1st 2022.
Start your EV fleet journey here.
Events in 2022
Attend an Origin 360 EV information webinar and live driving event to help get you started. Offering you and your team the chance to test drive electric cars, ask all your questions and learn how EVs in your fleet can make a difference to your bottom line and the planet.
Some benefits of electric vehicles.
At home, work or using a public charging station, monthly costs rarely exceed $70. That’s compared to roughly $350 for a petrol-powered vehicle.
Renewable energy at times currently contributes to almost 50% of electricity across the grid and is increasing. EVs could eventually be run on zero emissions.
EVs available in Australia can travel 300 to 650 kilometres per charge – the average Australian only drives 50km per day.
As the world keeps changing we’re always looking for ways to change things for the better. And one of the ways we’re leading the charge is with Origin’s 360 EV.
We’re taking ‘good energy’ to the streets, quite literally, by helping businesses make the transition to electric powered vehicles that are affordable, reliable and convenient.
As one of Australia’s biggest energy companies, we know about change.
And by using renewable energy or carbon offsets for vehicle charging Origin 360EV can provide your business with cleaner transport, flexible charging solutions and with lower maintenance and fuel costs.
We’ve partnered with the experts, to create Origin 360 EV Fleet: our full-service electric fleet leasing program helping organisations drive their sustainability goals forward.
Ready to accelerate your organisation’s sustainability journey? Start here.
Watch how we’re leading the charge with Origin 360 EV.
The first full-service electric vehicle fleet management program of its kind in Australia. Helping businesses achieve cleaner travel and save money on transportation costs.
We’ve got everything you need with Origin 360 EV for fleets.
Fit for purpose & fully managed cars
- A range of EV models to choose from
- 24/7 roadside assistance
- Accident management
- Full maintenance & servicing
- Replacement tyres
- Telematics (optional)
Tailored charging infrastructure
- Charging requirements analysis
- Quality hardware and certified installation
- Home charging installation and reimbursement management
Data, reporting and insights
- Energy usage data
- Smart charging
- Quarterly review with an EV expert
- Certified carbon offsets for electricity consumed
- Explore renewable opportunities with experts
What EVs do you offer?
We offer a range of EVs from market leading suppliers. We’ll provide your business with a fit for purpose vehicle based on your needs.
If EVs are still charged from the grid, how is it cleaner?
A typical electric vehicle charged using the average Australian electricity grid mix generates about 40% fewer emissions of CO₂ per kilometre compared with an equivalent internal combustion engine vehicle.
What if I want my employees to be able to charge from their homes?
We can install EV chargers at the employee’s house, ensuring that the electricity used to power the EVs are tracked so that businesses reimburse employees for the electricity. This can be done in 2 ways:
- We provide extract reports of the electricity and associated cost used to power each vehicle, so that you can reimburse the employee through payroll or
- If the employee is an Origin Electricity customer, we can credit the electricity off the driver’s electricity bills and bill your business.
It’s important to note, dedicated off-street parking is a requirement so home charging isn’t possible for some employees. However, there are options to use public charging and currently there are over 2,000 EV chargers across Australia. We can assist in the management of public charging payments.
Can you help educate our staff on EV technology?
Yes, we can hold drive days for your organisation where employees can get behind the wheel and test drive the vehicle for themselves – and ask as many questions as they’d like.
How long does the typical charger take to charge an EV?
The charge time to add 100KM range differ according to the type of wall charger used. Based on vehicle energy efficiency of 20kWh/100KM, typical charge times are:
AC Level 1: Household power point
EV adaptor 8.7hrs
AC Level 2: Wall Charger
Single Phase (7kW) 2.7hrs
3 Phase (22kW) 55mins
DC Level 3: Rapid Charging
50kW 24 mins
120kW 10 mins
What does “carbon offset” mean?
Carbon offsetting can be used to ‘offset’ the emissions generated by the use of electricity to power electric vehicles through a range of verified greenhouse gas offsets. For every tonne of emission generated from your EV charging, we arrange for one tonne of emission reduction to occur.
This can be done through a range of activities including:
- Planting trees
Carbon offset projects can include planting whole forests to absorb the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
- Renewable energy
Investment in renewable energy including solar, wind and hydro energy is used to offset carbon emissions from non-renewable sources like coal, oil or natural gas.
- Projects to reduce emissions
Energy efficiency programs promoting products such as light globes and water-saving showerheads can help households save power, lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce energy bills.
What is an operating lease?
An operating lease is similar to a rental agreement in that you pay for the use of the vehicle for a set term. With this option, there’s no upfront capital investment requirements or residual risk at the end of the agreement. Fully managed operating leases include most of the vehicle running costs and we’ll outline those costs in our discussion.