Australian energy provider, Powershop, has partnered with EV charging network, Chargefox, to provide customers a more cost effective way to charge their electric vehicles (EV).
As part of the partnership, Chargefox customers will receive $100 off their bill when they join Powershop. The news comes as Powershop recently announced a special EV tariff for charging at home and Chargefox revealed their plan to switch on another 50 charging stations around Australia.
Interim CEO of Powershop Australia, Catherine Anderson, said the partnership coupled with Powershop’s new off-peak tariff will allow Powershop customers to cost-effectively charge their electric vehicles anywhere, at home or on the road.
“We recently did research that found 57 per cent of Australians said they would consider buying an electric or hybrid vehicle because it will help reduce their fuel costs. This partnership with Chargefox is another step in the journey to helping change the way Australians think about EVs. We want customers to be encouraged to charge up, instead of fill up,” Ms Anderson said.
“Our research found that three of the top five reasons people would consider buying an electric or hybrid vehicle were financial: the price of fuel, the cost to run and the cost to maintain.
“We want to give our customers a more cost-effective option to charge their EV and be a driving force for EV uptake to help create a better energy future that Australians need and deserve.”
CEO of Chargefox, Marty Andrews, said this partnership with Powershop means EV drivers can charge at home or on the go for much cheaper than filling up a petrol vehicle. Making EVs more cost effective to run than petrol cars means Australia is one step closer to increased electric vehicles adoption.
“Our partnership with Powershop gives our customers the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint even more whilst reducing their energy bills. All Chargefox ultra-rapid stations are powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, including solar panels and battery storage,” Mr Andrews said.
“We believe in supporting sustainable options to safeguard the planet for future generations – from our parent company’s 100 per cent renewable electricity generation, to completely carbon offsetting our customers energy use at no extra cost to them,” Said Ms Anderson.