Are you ready to switch to an Electric Vehicle?

Switching to an EV can save you money and will help to reduce WA's carbon emissions - especially as the cost of petrol continues to rise and the urgency to address climate change grows. Plus most EV owners will say they're more fun to drive (just ask many a Tesla owner)!

Signs your next car might be fuelled by the grid

The first sign is being on this page. In case you needed four more signs, here they are.

Powering a range of benefits to your hip pocket, the environment and your health

Save on lifetime costs of your vehicles

The WA Government ‘Clean Car Energy Fund’

In a push to assist with the transition to EVs, the State Government announced the Zero Emission Vehicle Rebate Scheme as part of the Clean Energy Car Fund.

The $3,500 electric vehicle rebate is for buyers spending less than $70,000 on a new EV or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle (FECV). 

Learn more about the Zero Emission Vehicle Rebate

Compare the cost of your car with an EV

Try the Electric Vehicle Council have compiled useful tools and calculators to get a better understanding of the cost to own and maintain an EV compared to your current car - based on where you live and how often your drive.

Calculate and compare running costs

We all have a role to play in WA achieving net zero emissions by 2050

The electrification of cars is critical to achieving this. Replacing 10,000 petrol vehicles with 100% electric or hydrogen vehicles is expected to reduce carbon emissions by at least 7,000 tonnes each year.

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.

Transport emissions account for 19% of Australia’s emissions, and that number is set to grow *

EV's are proven to produce lower lifetime carbon emissions, especially if you are charging using renewables.

* Source: Electric Vehicle Council

EV's don't produce tailpipe emissions

That matters when vehicle pollution currently causes 50% more deaths than car crashes. They're also much quieter, so you can tick off reduced noise pollution too.

Transport that's better for the planet

EV's release less carbon emissions when running, meaning less air pollution for you to breathe in.

Research from the Electric Vehicle Council also tells us that even if an EV is charged by coal-fired electricity, it still generates lower emissions than its petrol-powered alternatives. However, as we work to create more renewable energy on our grids, EVs only become more sustainable.

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.

    The Electric Vehicle Council EV have compiled useful tools and calculators to help understand the costs of EV ownership.

  • Will Horizon Power be offering an alternative tariff to support EV users?

    As part of our EV Orchestration Trial, Horizon Power is considering the impact that EVs will have on our netwroks. This WA first, innovative trial will test two-way charging, also known as bidirectional charging. A technology that allows Electric Vehicles (EV) to not only draw power from the grid but also feed power back into it. Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) chargers, could turn EVs into mobile energy storage, helping our customers power their homes and reduce their energy bills.  

    As part of the EV Orchestration Trial, 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?

    In a push to assist with the transition to EVs, the State Government announced the Zero Emission Vehicle Rebate Scheme. The $3,500 electric vehicle rebate is for buyers spending less than $70,000 on a new EV or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle (FECV).

    The Zero Emission Vehicle Rebate Scheme forms part of the State Goverment ‘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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