This is why AGL has advocated for policy that focuses on this issue.
AGL also has an electric vehicle subscription service available in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. This gives drivers like you the chance to experience life behind the wheel of an EV without the commitment of owning one. It’s a great way to try before you buy. AGL also launched an EV Energy plan which won a Canstar Blue Innovation Award in 2020, to help support your electric mobility. Additionally, commercial and home charging solutions are available.
Many drivers are still concerned about the lack of charging stations around Australia. It can be hard enough to figure out where you’re going and staying – no one wants to be stranded with a dead battery.
We still need significant investment to get charging stations developed so EV owners can travel without “range anxiety” – the fear of your EV running out of juice (i.e. battery) and nowhere to charge it. As we increase the number of charging stations and their funding,
Whilst already a priority, building this network requires a coordinated, extensive approach that puts drivers first. AGL doesn’t want drivers to need five different apps to manage multiple charging networks.
In the meantime, the distance an EV can travel before requiring a recharge is increasing, with vehicles averaging 332km and many exceeding 400km – enough for daily commuting given that the average Australian commuter drives around 40km each day. If you’re not ready to commit to owning an EV, AGL’s EV subscription allows you to select a vehicle with a range capacity that best meets your driving needs.
Why national policy is key
In the early days of solar power, it was more expensive. But the Australian Government policy helped make it more affordable. If we want to see a similar uptake in EVs, our policies have to reflect this.
That’s why AGL is advocating for a national EV roadmap to establish targets and support initiatives, including the development of infrastructure (such as charging stations) for customers like you.
What’s on the horizon?
AGL is proud of its initiatives that are already playing a role in the future of electric vehicles. Through these and future projects, AGL hopes to continue fulfilling its commitments as an Australian signatory to the EV100, promising to make our fleets across corporate and generation sites electric by 2030. It’s time to drive towards a decarbonised transport sector.