Just as the NRMA was there to help Australia navigate the rise of the automobile 100 years ago, today we’re helping motorists navigate this era of electric vehicles.
We’ve teamed up with Evenergi to help you decide which electric vehicle is best suited to your current driving lifestyle, factoring in the price of electric cars, their driving range, running costs and emissions.
The EV buying tool below aims to help consumers understand what it means to buy an electric vehicle and then power it with renewable energy sources. It lets you compare the cost of buying and running new vehicles so you can decide which one is right for you.
Compare vehicle costs, features and range
Email a report of your favourite EV options
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What is a BEV or PHEV?
While EV is often used as a broad term for an all-electric car, the more specific term Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) is used by the industry.
- Exclusively electric vehicles only
- They have no petrol or diesel internal combustion engines
- They only operate via an electric motor and battery.
Instead of a fuel tank, a battery is used to store the required energy to run the electric motor.
A Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is a specific type of Hybrid vehicle that not only has batteries and an electric motor and fossil fuel engine in it, but can also be plugged in to a power source to recharge the battery.
What is the NRMA doing to support an electric future and why?
Investing in and building one of Australia’s largest public EV fast charging networks is just one way we’re supporting an electric future. We’ve also been leading the conversation about EVs for years now, encouraging Australian governments toward policies that improve consumer choice, lower the cost of motoring, and support a cleaner transport future.
We’re not doing this because we’re against internal combustion-engine vehicles – the reality is the world is changing. With all major manufacturers investing heavily in electric technology and many countries and cities around the world planning to phase out combustion-engine vehicles entirely, EVs are the inevitable future of motoring. We want to make sure that communities are not only ready for that, but ready to reap the benefits.
Learn more about why the NRMA supports EVs.