Cheaper charging choice for EV owners
Published Wednesday, 11 December, 2019 at 05:30 AM
Minister for Transport and Main Roads
The Honourable Mark Bailey
Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham
Electric vehicle owners can save more on charging costs while making the most of Queensland’s renewable revolution thanks to Ergon’s new EV Home Charging Plan.
Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the EV Home Charging Plan offers cheaper electricity prices for customers and 18 hours of guaranteed charge time each day.
“Owners can charge their electric vehicle during the day when there’s higher levels of generation with renewables in the mix,” Dr Lynham said.
“They’ll have the same cheaper rate if they want to charge at night.”
The EV Home Charging Plan shares the same benefits as the Tariff 33 controlled load tariff.
“Many of our customers already use this economy tariff with pool pumps, hot water systems and air conditioners,” Dr Lynham said.
“By adding electric vehicles to that mix, there will be the opportunity to develop new electric vehicle tariffs as the vehicles become more commonplace.
“Customers can save up to 18 per cent on consumption charges for those who make the switch to the EV Home Charging Plan.”
The EV Home Charging Plan also offers a package that ensures a percentage of the energy used to charge the EV is from a green source.
The Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting the uptake of electric vehicles as a part of its commitment to a low carbon future.
This includes the Electric Super Highway, which provides Queenslanders with the infrastructure needed to drive from Coolangatta to Cairns in an electric vehicle.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said Queensland is leading the way in electric vehicle strategy.
“If Queensland is to capitalise on the environmental and economic benefits of electric vehicles, we need to support innovative ways to grow ownership,” Mr Bailey said.
“With cheaper models now on the market, electric vehicles are more affordable and accessible to a greater number of buyers.
“Providing incentives like cheaper energy is an excellent strategy to get more electric vehicles on to Queensland roads.”
The EV home charging plan is consistent with the Queensland Government's commitments to achieving 50 per cent renewable energy generation by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050
For more information about Ergon’s EV Home Charging Plan go to the Ergon Energy Retail Website.
- Latest estimates on electric vehicle take-up suggest regional EV registrations may increase to 3520 by 2025.
- The EV usage will be shown separately on a customer’s bill from other tariffs.
- It is estimated the electric vehicle home charging plan will cut your EV power bill by up to $234 per year.
- For more information on the Queensland Electric Super Highway please visit https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/projects/electricvehicles/future/super-highway
- To view the Queensland Government’s electric vehicle strategy, please visit https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/projects/electricvehicles/future/strategy
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