Charging Concierge

Get help planning your trip by using our complimentary service.

How it works

We know a lot of first time renters have questions about charging their EVs, which is why we’re introducing our Charging Concierge service to give you peace of mind.

  1. Request your booking
  2. Get in touch with our support team
  3. Tell us where you want to go
  4. Receive a tailored recommendation where to charge on your trip
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Electric car charging guide

New to charging EVs? We have prepared this guide to help you plan your trip and answer the most common questions.

Charging electric cars in Australia – useful information

Whether you’re on holidays, heading away for the weekend, or need to run a few errands, driving an electric car makes it easy to get around and charging can be a breeze if you’re planning ahead. Information provided here is correct at the time of creation and subject to change.

What is the average range of an electric car?

Forget your range anxiety! The majority of EVs travel 200 – 400 km on a single charge which gets you to most destinations comfortably. Check your vehicle listing for the exact range of the car you booked.

Where to charge your EV

Charging can be a breeze if you plan ahead. With 3,000+ charging stations across Australia and New Zealand, you’ll find one nearby in most cases. We have compiled a list of the major fast charging networks and how to find them.

Plugshare – one source for all charging stations

We recommend using Plugshare to plan your trip and find nearby charging stations. Since it’s open-source (meaning anyone can add locations) always check the latest “Checkins” for your preferred charger as they might be unavailable.

While Australia’s charging network is reliable, it’s always a good idea to be prepared and consider that your preferred charger might not be working. Don’t leave it to the last minute and don’t forget your ABCs (Always Be Charging).

Book accommodation with charging

For overnight bookings we recommend looking for accommodation with a charging option, whether it be a public charger or wall charging (the power outlet should be as close to the car as possible for the plug to reach). Be sure to check with the host which plugs and adapter cables are provided with the car beforehand.

How much does it cost to charge an EV?

EVs are significantly cheaper to run than petrol cars, including savings of up to 70% for charging.

Source Per 100km
Petrol $19.98
Rapid charger (DC) $9.00
Fast charger (DC) $6.38
Public charger (AC) Free – $4.50
Grid (AC) $4.50
Solar Free

Cost assumptions: Petrol $1.85/L, Rapid Charger: $0.60/kWh, Fast Public Charger $0.42/kWh, Public charger slow: $0.30/kWh, grid electricity $0.30/kWh. Average fuel consumption of a medium petrol car is 10.8L/100km. EVs consume around 15kWh/100km on average.

What are commonly used plugs in Australia?

The most common plug types in Australia are Wall, Type 2 and CCS2. You can find these types on most EVs like Tesla, BYD Atto and others.

Are all chargers the same?

Not all chargers are created equal. If you’re on the road travelling long distances everyday, public fast chargers will be your best friend. You can charge your EV at home, it’s just a lot slower. Like ‘plug it in overnight’ slow.

At Home (Slow) Public (Slow) Public (Fast) Public (Rapid)
Power 2.4 – 3.7 kW 7 – 22 kW 50 kW 120 – 350 kW
Full charge time 5 – 16 hours 1 – 5 hours 20 – 60 min. 10 – 40 min.
Range per hour 10 – 20 km 30 – 120 km 250 – 500 km 400 – 1,000 km
Cost per kWh $0.16 – $0.30 $0 – $0.30 $0.40 – $0.45 $0.60
Examples Wall socket Tesla Destination Charger BP Pulse, Chargefox, Evie, Jolt and more Chargefox, Evie, Tesla Supercharger

When should I charge the battery?

Ideally for everyday usage, you should keep your battery at a level of between 20% and 80%. If the battery drops below 20% no need to panic but you should try to find a nearby charging station for a top up. Going on a road trip? Charge it right up to 100% prior to departure to get the most range and peace of mind.

How do I know if I have enough charge to get to my destination?

Most EVs have a feature where the in-built GPS automatically calculates the battery level at arrival so you can rest easy on the drive.

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