Why switch to an electric fleet
Electric vehicles (EVs) are a big part of Western Australia’s energy future. As we look to decarbonise our state, EVs will become more commonplace, as will the infrastructure necessary to charge them.
Powering a change for the better
Increasing model availability, decreasing vehicle cost, and growing awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of EVs are changing the way people think about their transport options. More and more, businesses are enjoying the advantages of electric vehicles.
The potential to save is only growing in Western Australia
There is a likelihood that this will change as we see production scaled to meet customer demand. Sales in Australia tripled in 2021 to 20,665 electric vehicles sold, up from 6,900 in 2020. This increase represents a 2% market share of all sales, compared to 0.78% in 2020* (Electric Vehicle Council)
This demand has also seen vehicle availability shortages, so there is a chance that even if you are ready to purchase, you may face varying wait times.
The WA Government is driving a brighter energy future.
Here’s how your business can make the most of Western Australia’s push to decarbonise.
Share the cost of charging infrastructure
The WA government are co-funding the cost of EV charging infrastructure with their $15 million grant program. Charge Up is designed to make it easier and more cost effective for small to medium enterprises, not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities to install EV charging equipment at their workplace.
The WA Government ‘Clean Car Fund’
In a push to assist with your transition to EVs, the State Government announced a ‘Clean Energy Car Fund’.
The electric vehicle support package includes up to 10,000 rebates of $3,500 for buyers spending less than $70,000 on a new EV or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle (FECV)
Compare the cost of your fleet with an EV
Try the Electric Vehicle Council's cost calculator to get a better understanding of the cost to own and maintain an EV compared to your current work vehicles - based on where you live and how often your drive.
We all have a role to play in WA achieving net zero emissions by 2050
This is why the State Government has set a target to achieve a minimum 25% EV target for new light and small passenger, and small and medium SUV government fleet vehicles by 2025/26.
Frequently asked questions
How do I compare an internal combustion engine vehicle to an electric vehicle?
The considerations are the same as when you are comparing models of petrol cars. When comparing ensure you choose like-for-like models for comparison. Then, consider the total cost of ownership, from upfront purchase to ongoing cost of running your vehicle including refueling and servicing.
Will Horizon Power be offering an alternative tariff to support EV users?
As part of our electric vehicle pilot, Horizon Power is considering the impact that EVs will have on our microgrids, by collecting and analysing data from the charging stations at our Broome and Esperance depot and at the homes of our trial participants.
As part of the pilot, making sure that the products and services that Horizon Power offers meet the changing needs of the community around EVs is something we’ll be looking at. So... watch this space!
Can I be subsidised for purchasing an EV in Western Australia?
The Western Australian State Government announced, in May of 2022, an electric vehicle support package including up to 10,000 rebates of $3500 for buyers spending less than $70,000 on a new EV or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle (FECV)
This rebate forms part of their ‘Clean Energy Car Fund’, designed to assist Western Australians to transition away from petrol-fuelled vehicles.
Find out more about the rebate here.
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