Electric vehicles

Across Australia, more and more drivers are considering the switch to an electric vehicle.

For many, it's because their car fuel costs could drop to as little as 2 take-away coffees a week.
Would you consider it?

Join our Smart Charger trial

We're looking for 150 participants from across Australia to help us collect data on electric vehicle charging behaviour. Join and you'll get a Schneider Electric EVlink Smart Wallbox charger – delivered and installed for free!

More on the Smart Charger trial

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Interested? Stay tuned for more.

Tell us your details to come along for the ride.

  • We'll keep you posted with news on our EV energy plans
  • You can help us shape our services for EV drivers and be the first to find out about product launches
  • We'll invite you to be part of future experiments and trials

To find out more about how Origin collects, uses, holds and discloses your personal information see our privacy policy.

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Check out our Electric Vehicle Buyers Guide to find some answers on common questions and queries about what to consider when choosing an electric car.

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Let's electrify our energy future!

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Electric vehicle FAQs

Most likely, yes. On average, Australians drive about 40km a day and all the EVs out in market can support this distance. Some Teslas can drive up to 600km on a single charge – you’d only need to charge once a week.

Sure can. Depending on what car you have, you may need to stop more than a few times. Look out for locations with the Supercharger rapid chargers - some can charge up to 80% of your battery within 30 minutes.

Plugshare tells you where chargers are available. It even gives you information about the amenities surrounding the charger so you can work out the best place to stop.

Plug your car into a normal household socket and you can charge about 30km of range in 4 hours. So if you charge overnight (most people do) you'll have a fully charged battery by morning.

The cost of charging depends on your contract with your energy retailer.

Absolutely! There are a number of home charging solutions that can increase the speed of charging your EV at home. The charger you choose and charging speeds will depend on the your property and on your EV. Most residential properties have Single Phase power, which means the maximum charge rate is 7kW (around 3x faster than your wall socket). If your property has 3 Phase power you might be able to install a 22kW charger, though this is usually available only at commercial properties. 

In Australia right now, Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Landrover, Porsche, Renault, Tesla, and Volvo have EV models on the market.

For more info on the models available, check out the JET Charge guide.