The uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) continues to gain momentum as more Australians make the switch. In fact, it’s expected that 50 per cent of all new cars on our roads will be EVs by 2030. Looking to get ahead of the curve? Here’s a simple guide on how to get started with EVs.

1. Find a car that’s right for you

The first step to transitioning to an electric car is finding one that suits your lifestyle and needs. Purchases of new EVs more than doubled in 2023, compared to 2022, thanks to the arrival of newer variants which made EVs more affordable, accessible and attractive for consumers. From sleek sedans, versatile SUVs or affordable runabouts, there’s an EV to match every preference.

2. Explore the future of vehicle ownership

When it comes to acquiring an electric vehicle, alternative ownership models such as subscriptions, could be a more compelling option than financing or purchasing outright. Origin Energy offers flexible and cost-effective EV subscription for business, available on a month-to-month or fixed term basis.

As a special benefit, Origin is offering $50 Prezzee gift card each month (for up to 12 months) for MBA members who sign up for the Origin 360 EV Flex Plan and remain subscribed to the service (T&Cs apply).

Browse from a huge range of EVs such as Tesla, Polestar, BYD, MG, Hyundai, Kia, BMW, Volvo and more. Plus, registration, insurance, servicing and maintenance, roadside assistance are all covered in the cost of subscription. Visit their website to get a free quote.

3. Learn about EV charging

Unlike traditional vehicles, EVs need to be charged regularly, but it’s a simple process. There are three main types of charging, Level 1 (mobile charging cable), Level 2 (dedicated wall charger) or DC fast charging. You can choose the most suitable option for your lifestyle, depending on your driving habits and access to charging stations. Read more about EV charging on Origin’s blog.

4. Choose an EV energy plan

To maximise the benefits of driving an electric car, consider switching to an EV friendly energy plan or service, such as Origin EV Power Up, available for Tesla owners via the Origin app. Its automated scheduled sessions can help you find the best times to charge your vehicle, while saving you money.


Making the switch to an EV might seem daunting at first, but with the right information, it can be an exciting and rewarding journey. If you’d like to know more, email and one of their EV consultants will be in touch.