Electric vehicles

If you’re thinking about making the switch to an electric car, we have the information you need to charge safely and cost-effectively in your home. 

Whether you choose a plug-in hybrid with a small 15kWh battery, or range-topping electric tourer with 100kWh of storage, we can help. 

It’s important to know that charging needs differ greatly for different vehicles and different uses. The three main ways to charge an EV at home are:

Trickle charging:

These chargers connect to a regular outlet but are generally only suitable if you use your car occasionally or for short trips. They will likely be suitable if you travel up to 200km per week as they can take days to provide a full charge.

Smart ways to charge

Time your charging

Charging during the day allows you to benefit from flexible time-of-use tariffs and soak up renewable energy when it is most abundant and affordable.

Industry information

The Electric Vehicle Council is the national body representing the electric vehicle industry in Australia. CitiPower and Powercor are members of this organisation. 

Their website offers useful information to help you select electric vehicles. including: 

  • cost calculator comparing your car to an electric car 
  • the benefits of EVs 
  • key facts about EVs 
  • map of public EV chargers in Australia. 
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