If you're thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV), or even if 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.

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They're cheaper to run

The running costs of EVs are much lower than for petrol cars. The electricity to charge an EV is approximately 40% of the cost to use petrol, for a similar sized vehicle driving the same distance. (source: www.whichcar.com.au). Plus, registration and maintenance costs are lower.

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Eco friendly

Electric vehicles are simply better for the environment

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Less pollution

EVs emit no tailpipe emissions. They are simply better for the environment.

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Renewable energy

Electricity from the grid will increasingly come from renewable energy sources like solar and wind. And you may be able to generate your own renewable energy!

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    Ergon fleet cars

    Here at Ergon we’re using Fully Electric Vehicles as part of our fleet.

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    Types of electric vehicles

    There are two main types of EVs – PHEVs and BEVs, defined by how electricity is used as their energy source.

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    Cheaper to run

    The electricity to charge an EV works out to approximately 40% of the cost of petrol for a similar sized vehicle to drive the same distance.

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    Charging at home or work

    Charging at home or work is possible via a standard electrical power point. Dedicated EV charging units are another option.

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    Better features

    EVs are fast becoming more available and offering better features than their petrol counterparts, for little extra cost.