If you're thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV), or even you already own one, this information may help you understand the benefits and options, make the best purchase decision and select the optimal charging solution for you. You could be part of the transition to a cleaner, quieter driving future.
Motoring world is changing
In 2020 alone, more than 3.2 million new plug-in electric vehicles were registered globally. Therefore, the motoring future for Queensland and Australia is relatively clear.
They're cheaper to run
The running costs of EVs are much lower than for petrol cars. The electricity to charge an EV costs approximately 40% of the cost of petrol for a similar sized vehicle to drive the same distance (ref. https:///www.whichcar.com.au). Plus, the registration and maintenance cost are lower.
Calculate your fuel savings
Select your current car and compare it to a range of electric cars available today.
Calculate your fuel savings
Tariffs are at the current QLD gazetted rates and include GST. Savings may be less if you receive a discount off QLD gazetted rates from your electricity retailer. For more information talk to your electricity retailer.
Tariff 11 Residential is the most common tariff for electricity usage in the home. For more on charging at home or work see Charging your electric vehicle.
Fuel efficiency data is only available for selected cars. New car models are added approximately every 6 months.
Vehicle data sourced from the Green Vehicle Guide © Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development).
Limited End-user licence provided by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development: You may print and reproduce views obtained from the Green Vehicle Guide data, retaining this notice, for your personal use only. The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development gives no warranty regarding the Green Vehicle Guide data's accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability for any particular purpose.
* Tariff 12A is based on the off-peak rate.
^ Estimated savings are indicative only and may vary depending on the electricity retailer you are with, the reliability of data provided by the Australian Government, driving conditions and vehicle performance etc.
Electric vehicles are simply better for the environment. EVs emit no tailpipe emmissions.
Electricity from the grid will increasingly come from renewable energy sources like solar and wind. You may even be generating your own renewable energy!
More about electric vehicles
Types of EVs
What are the main types of electric vehicles and how do they work? What is available in Australia? Find out more.
From the running costs of electric vehicles to their environmental benefits, there are some great advantages.
Charging your EV
There are a few options for charging your electric vehicle. Find out what may best suit your lifestyle.
How far can you drive after recharging? Find out which type of electric vehicle could best suit your driving needs.
Register your EV
Register your EV with us to help us prepare for future network impacts of EV charging.
Our EV plan
Find out more about the 10 initiatives in our Network Electric Vehicle Tactical Plan.
EV research program
Find out about the SmartCharge Queensland Research Program.