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Turo’s peer-to-peer approach to driving the EV revolution

For many drivers, switching from petrol to electric can be a challenging shift. There are several barriers putting the brakes on uptake, not least the unfamiliarity with how EVs operate and perform.

Enter Turo, the world’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace. The platform is backing the EV revolution by giving drivers the chance to familiarise themselves with the progressive automotive technology.

What is Turo?

Turo’s goal is to put the world’s 1.5 billion cars to better use. The company brings together a vibrant community of hosts who share their cars with guests from around the world.

Guests are able to book the car they want, when and where they want it. Whether they need a set of wheels to run errands, a truck or van to move house, or a swanky ride to mark a special occasion, there are thousands of vehicles to choose from in locations across the globe.

Operating in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Australia, Turo’s international presence also allows travellers to tap into its network of hosts and vehicles whenever they adventure abroad.

Turo’s EV revolution

Turo is no stranger to electric vehicles. They’ve been on the platform since 2012, with a wide selection of the most in-demand and recently launched makes and models available.

In the decade since, interest in EVs on Turo has only increased. In 2022, around 14% of Turo’s Gross Booking Value (GBV) came from trips taken with a vehicle running on alternative energy. 

Electric vehicles make up 13% of all active vehicles listed on the platform in Australia as of 31 March 2023 – a proportion that’s higher than any other country where Turo operates. In fact, electric vehicles are the most-booked cars on Turo in Australia.

It’s clear that Aussies are starting to embrace EVs. However, there are still numerous barriers to purchasing one, including performance concerns and operational changes (think charging infrastructure and the time it takes to charge an EV, and new features like one-pedal driving).

Fortunately, peer-to-peer car sharing platforms, like Turo, have the power to break down such barriers. Beyond being able to book a car for any adventure, Turo provides prospective EV owners the opportunity to truly try before they buy. 

Rather than simply taking a car for a brief test drive, guests can really take their time and get to know the car’s most intricate features before committing to it. They can become familiar with the differences around driving an EV and have the chance to alleviate their concerns.

They’re also able to communicate directly with the host who owns it, providing a human connection to their driving experience and allowing them to discover more about the vehicle from someone who knows it intimately.

Turo’s impact

Turo’s impact certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed. The company was recently declared Carbon Neutral Certified by SCS Global Services, one of the world’s leading third-party certifiers in sustainability standards. 

This makes Turo the first global carbon-neutral car sharing marketplace.  The certification recognises Turo’s achievement of offsetting 100% of its annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2022. 

Moving forward, Turo intends to continue driving down its emissions and maintain carbon neutrality through a number of initiatives. These include boosting the number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the platform, supporting EV financing partnerships for hosts, and promoting hybrid and electric vehicle-based trips by delivering an elevated guest experience.

In the years to come, Turo anticipates a rise in EV demand, and certainly welcomes the increased interest.

Content for this sponsored article provided by Turo

EV – article – pr release – Tonale

*Source: Zagame

Zagame Alfa Romeo presents the all-new Tonale Hybrid, the model that marks a new era of connectivity and electrification, while remaining true to Alfa’s Italian sportiness. 

Named after one of Italy’s highest mountain passes, the Tonale Hybrid encapsulates the organic curvatures, bends and lines found in nature. Signature features like the V Scudetto Grille and available 20-inch five-hole wheels, echo the classic tenets of Alfa Romeo design.

The Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid is available in two trims – Ti and Veloce – and soon the line-up will be joined by the Tonale Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV), launching late 2023.

Featuring a 1.5L 4-cylinder, petrol engine coupled with 7-speed dual clutch transmission and a 48V battery, the Tonale Hybrid is a Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle capable of producing 118kW at 5750rpm and 240Nm at 1500rpm.

The Variable Geometry Turbocharger, a unique offering in the segment, enabling the Tonale Hybrid to offer diesel-like fuel-economy of 5.6L/100km, with petrol performance while managing to meet stringent emissions regulations.

The Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid has class-exclusive capabilities of travelling under EV conditions at low speed and while parking (<15 km/h) and utilising the 48V battery to assist the vehicle with performance. It is capable of silent starts due to the 15kW electric motor and an energy recovery to the 48V 0.8kWh battery during periods of decelerating and braking.

The interior of Tonale Hybrid has been inspired by the successful racing history of Alfa Romeo and promotes passion and drive ability, courtesy of its dynamic and powerful forms. Sporty sophistication is apparent from every vantage point with the Alcantara® seats, leatherette finishes and tech components like the new Cannocchiale Digital Display. The 12.3-Inch TFT instrument cluster and 10.25-Inch touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, provide the driver access to ample amounts of information.

Fully equipped with an array of advanced driver assist systems and security features that assist the driver by enhancing their field of vision, making instrumentation easier to see and enabling collision-avoidance capabilities. A 360° Surround View Camera is available with four cameras providing a full view of the vehicle and its surrounds.

The ‘3+3’ headlights, with new full-LED adaptive matrix were developed in conjunction with Marelli, make up a unique frontline for the car and simultaneously provide daylight, dynamic turn signals and a ‘welcome and goodbye’ feature (activated when the driver turns the car on or off).

The unique Brake-by-Wire technology, guarantees a strong pedal feel, immediate response and added safety benefits. Frequency Selective Dampers (FSD) improve the handling of Tonale Hybrid while retaining a comfortable ride. Koni® is Alfa Romeo’s historical technological partner and has developed the FSD shock absorber for Tonale. FSDs are able to change the level of hydraulic shock damping via an additional frequency sensitive valve to compensate road surface inputs.

The Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid redefines the segment with class-leading steering feel and engagement with its 13.6 steering ratio.

EuroNCAP have published a 5-star safety rating for the Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid and will be tested by ANCAP in late 2022.

Please go to www.zag.com.au or visit your nearest Zagame Alfa Romeo for more information.

EV – article – pr release – 500e

*Source: Zagame

Zagame Fiat is pleased to introduce the Fiat 500e – the first full-electric model in Fiat history and 100% designed, engineered and manufactured in Turin, Italy.

Totally new but unmistakably Fiat 500, the Fiat 500e is a clear evolution of the original 1957 Fiat 500, incorporating quintessential design cues and pairing them with an extraordinary electric experience.

Head-turning Italian design, fun-to-drive features and new safety inclusions have made the new Fiat 500e the most awarded Fiat model in history with the vehicle achieving 39 awards since it’s European launch, notably Best Small Electric Car for the city by What Car? Best Small Car and Car of the Year at the Electrifying Awards, and Best Car at the Marie Claire Sustainability Awards.

The Fiat 500e is one of the most environmentally friendly cars on the market, scoring a maximum five-star rating from the Green New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and it was the first vehicle in history to achieve a maximum score of 10/10 in Energy Efficiency Index.

The Fiat 500e is equipped with a front-mounted electric motor outputting 87kW and has a peak torque output of 220Nm, enough to push the new 500 from 0-100km/h in 9.0 seconds and supports three charging modes. A DC fast charging rate of 85kW is offered as standard with a 0-80% charge capable in 35 minutes. 

Fully equipped with an array of features the Fiat 500e offers a driving ease in the urban environment and includes an all-new braking system, Adaptive Cruise Control (iACC), Lane Centring (LC), rear-view parking camera and blind spot monitor.

The full EV nature of the new Fiat 500e is clearly identified by the logo on the liftgate, carrying also a distinctive light blue accent colour. The new 500 logo has been designed to introduce the “e” into the well-known 500 logo. The same logo is also visible in the side at the back end of the daylight opening moulding.

The inside of the Fiat 500e has been just as thoughtfully designed as it’s outside with great focus on the quality of fit and finish. Occupants will immediately recognise a contemporary interpretation of the timeless style reflected by some unique design cues, including the classic Fiat dashboard insert, the two-spoke steering wheel and the rounded cluster make a clear connection with the 1957 original 500

An unmistakable 500 glass roof comes standard with the Fiat 500e and fills the interior with light, creating a bright and welcoming ambiance. The vehicle is also equipped with a retractile curtain, in order to share the interior ambient when the sunrays are too intrusive.

Bridging the new era is a touchscreen infotainment system, with a 10.25” tablet combined with a 7” TFT full digital cluster which provides intuitive information with a seamless experience. The huge 10.25” tablet becomes the unsurpassed protagonist of the dashboard area. Paying homage to the birthplace of the Fiat 500e the new wireless charging pad, conveniently positioned under the 10.25” infotainment system, features the Turin skyline.

Please go to zag.com.au or visit your nearest Fiat Dealership for more information.

A journey to the future

*Overseas model shown

Electric vehicles might be gaining rapid popularity today, but did you know that PEUGEOT produced its first electric vehicle in 1941? The PEUGEOT VLV, which meant Véhicule Léger de Ville or Light City Vehicle, was developed during a period where petrol rationing meant that alternative energy sources needed to be found. With a 12 volt battery and a driving range of 80km, PEUGEOT technology and style has changed a bit since then. 

Today, PEUGEOT is accelerating its electrification journey both globally and in Australia. With a range of dynamic plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric PEUGEOT vehicles recently arriving down under, and a rapid introduction of several more from 2024, it is an exciting time for the brand and Australian consumers.

In March 2022, PEUGEOT Australia launched the brand’s first plug-in hybrid electric variants of the popular 3008 SUV and stylish 508 Fastback. Since this milestone, the range of Peugeot PHEVs available locally has expanded to include the free-spirited 308 GT Sport Hatch PHEV and the versatile 508 Sportswagon PHEV. 

As the journey continued, PEUGEOT proudly launched its first fully-electric vehicles in the Australian market this year. The first eagerly awaited 100% electric vehicle was the e-Partner light-commercial van, followed by the compact, yet premium e-2008 SUV.

Committed to offering Australians a comprehensive range of PEUGEOT’s next generation vehicles, 2024 will see the 100% electric, 100% irresistible E-208 and versatile E-Expert Van arriving in Australia, alongside another bold hybrid option, the 408 PHEV. This local influx of additional electrified vehicles reflects the brand’s direction globally, as PEUGEOT responds to the needs of a changing world. In fact globally, the brand is on track to have every model in the PEUGEOT line-up electrified by the end of 2023 and globally launch five new electric vehicles throughout this year and next.  

Always looking ahead, PEUGEOT continues to invest in the future with unique vehicles such as the electric INCEPTION CONCEPT vehicle, which explores new technology and dedicated platforms embodying PEUGEOT’s vision for future electric vehicles. 

Behind the dynamic new drivetrains, PEUGEOT continues to build on the brand’s reputation for sleek, contemporary and alluring design. It’s fitting that PEUGEOT’s next-generation vehicles were the first to proudly wear the brand’s bold new Lion emblem, with many also displaying the signature three claw LED rear light display which reflect the brand’s iconic DNA. 

Explore a range of PEUGEOT Australia’s plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles on display at the Melbourne Electric Vehicle Show 22-24 September. 

IONIQ 5 N Pre-sale Opening Soon

News Release

  • A single-day (12-hour) IONIQ 5 N pre-sale on September 15 will give customers the opportunity to be the first in Australia to own Hyundai’s first-ever high-performance EV
  • Customers will be able to order IONIQ 5 N online via the Hyundai Australia website ahead of initial deliveries in Q1 2024
  • Vehicles will be built to order in each customer’s chosen combination of option(s) and exterior colour
  • Pre-sale customers will receive a special gift package that includes a Hyundai N x Pelican case set and N merchandise
  • IONIQ 5 N will be offered in a single highly equipped variant at $111,000 (MLP)

1 September 2023 – A special pre-sale for IONIQ 5 N in September will give eager enthusiasts the opportunity to be among the first in Australia to take delivery of Hyundai N’s first high performance, all-electric model.

The online pre-sale on the Hyundai Australia website will open on September 15 for 12 hours, starting at midday and running through until midnight AEST.

IONIQ 5 N will only be available to pre-order on this date, which coincides with N Birthday – the day the N brand was unveiled for the first time, at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show.

Customers will be able to configure IONIQ 5 N in their combination of options and exterior colour before securing their order with a $2,000 deposit, with initial deliveries scheduled for Q1 2024.

Pre-sale customers will receive a special gift package which includes a Hyundai N x Pelican set featuring two cases and a torch, as well as additional N merchandise, with a total value of around $1,000.

IONIQ 5 N will be offered in a single highly equipped variant at $111,000 (MLP) with a choice of two options: Vision Roof at $2,000 and Matte Paint at $1,000.

Vehicles will be built to order in each customer’s chosen combination of option(s) and exterior colour – there is no pre-configured specification for IONIQ 5 N.

The IONIQ 5 N palette includes Performance Blue Matte, Performance Blue, Abyss Black, Cyber Gray, Ecotronic Gray, Atlas White Matte, Atlas White, Gravity Gold Matte and Soultronic Orange.

Detailed Australian specifications for IONIQ 5 N will be announced closer to launch.

“The IONIQ 5 N pre-sale event will give our N-thusiast customers the chance to be the very first in Australia to experience Hyundai N’s spectacular first all-electric vehicle,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ted Lee.

N-thusiasts can get their first taste of IONIQ 5 N at World Time Attack Challenge, in the model’s Australian debut (Sydney Motorsport Park on September 1 & 2). Legendary “Drift King” Keiichi Tsuchiya of Japan will pilot IONIQ 5 N in a series of demonstration laps throughout the two-day event.


As Hyundai N’s first EV, IONIQ 5 N represents a new segment of driver-focused high performance EVs through the integration of new technologies and elevated racetrack

IONIQ 5 N elevates the three pillars of N performance – ‘Corner Rascal’, ‘Racetrack Capability’ and ‘Everyday Sportscar’ – leveraging motorsport-bred technologies and years
of electrified ‘Rolling Lab’ development:

  • Corner Rascal: Body and chassis reinforcements provide higher torsional rigidity and direct steering feel, enabling rally-inspired dual-motor AWD cornering
  • Racetrack Capability: Up to 478 kW with N Grin Boost engaged, increased endurance with industry-leading thermal management and regenerative braking
  • Everyday Sportscar: N e-shift and N Active Sound + deliver an electrifying sports car experience with tactile feel and immersive sound

N Drift Optimiser is among an array of high-performance driving technologies integral to IONIQ 5 N, all designed to deliver even more fun around the racetrack.

N Pedal prioritises fast and exhilarating cornering over energy efficiency. By utilising decelerative force, an aggressive weight transfer is created, resulting in sharper corner

IONIQ 5 N is also fitted with responsive features to deliver an electrifying sports car experience. Drivers can engage with a symphony of high-performance sound from N Active Sound + immersive driving noises, while N e-shift connects you to the car like never before with tactile virtual gearshifts.

A technological tour de force developed on the E-GMP platform, IONIQ 5 N features WRCinspired integrated drive axle all-wheel drive with dual electric motors delivering a combined 478 kW with N Grin Boost applied.

High-performance hardware includes electronically-controlled suspension, an electronic limited slip rear differential (e-LSD), and forged 21-inch aluminium wheels wrapped in bespoke 275/35R21 Pirelli P-Zero tyres.

A quick-ratio steering rack and N-tuned brakes, featuring 400mm front discs clamped by four-piston monobloc calipers, further demonstrate IONIQ 5 N’s track bred pedigree.

IONIQ 5 N’s exterior is headlined by an N Mask graphic fascia featuring air curtain and air flap apertures, a lip spoiler, and EV N-exclusive ‘Luminous Orange’ lower highlight which continues into the side skirts.

A wing-type rear spoiler, orange-accented rear diffuser and air outlet, plus an array of black trim parts complete IONIQ 5 N’s aggressive image.

The motorsport theme continues inside with N-branded interior elements including the newly designed N steering wheel, sports seats, scuff panels and metal pedals.

*Australian specifications and features will be confirmed closer to launch and may differ from those listed above.

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bp charges forward on EV journey with AGL

Will you be at MEVS on Friday 22 September 2023? Join bp pulse and AGL at our exclusive chat as we discuss all things EV charging.

bp and AGL have joined forces to launch an offer for customers in New South Wales to receive special charging rates at bp pulse rapid and ultra-fast chargers when they sign up for AGL’s new Night Saver EV Energy Plan.

AGL has revamped its EV Energy Plan by offering cheaper charging overnight, providing EV drivers with a simple and affordable plan to charge at home.

As an integrated energy company, bp is turning its strategy into action through initiatives such as rolling out its network of 600 bp pulse EV charge points across Australia by 2025.

Frédéric Baudry, president, bp Australia and SVP Mobility Convenience, & Midstream, Asia Pacific said: “The rollout by bp pulse of fast, reliable chargers at convenient locations across Australia is a prime example of bp’s global commitment to provide customers and partners with the energy and mobility they want, where they want it.”

We are all taking part in the journey towards decarbonisation, and it’s through projects like this with AGL that we hope to encourage uptake and break down the barriers for people considering an EV.

bp and AGL plan to continue developing on-the-go charging, energy, and mobility offers for customers.

AGL Chief Customer Officer Jo Egan said the bp partnership aligns with AGL’s focus on supporting the electrification of the way customers live, work and move and AGL will collaborate with bp to create other compelling offers for customers.

Ms Egan said: “The partnership aligns with AGL’s focus on supporting the electrification of transportation in Australia, enabling the shift to an electric vehicle to be easy for our customers. We are looking to build a seamless charging experience for electric vehicle drivers to ensure charging is simple, accessible, and affordable – whether that is at home or on-the-go.”

The partnership recognises the pivotal role we play in shaping Australia’s future. As we transition to a low-carbon future, this strategic partnership will empower our customers with innovative, sustainable and cost-effective EV charging solutions.”

To find out more about the launch offer for NSW customers, visit the AGL website – https://www.agl.com.au/residential/energy/electric-vehicles/electric-vehicle-plan?webid=EVPV

Featured image: An AGL EV recharging at a bp pulse station. Image supplied.

A tale of (driving between) two cities (in an EV)

John Sullivan, the CEO of Chargefox – Australia’s largest EV charging network, recently drove his EV from Melbourne to Adelaide and back, aiming to address some common concerns about EVs and long-distance travel while demonstrating the practicality of EV road trips. 

Many potential EV buyers fret over long-distance travel, wondering if it’s feasible. While I’ve never shared this concern, I do understand it. As the CEO of a national company, I have the privilege of traveling across Australia, engaging with customers, visiting charging sites, and conversing with drivers. Recently, I embarked on a journey from Melbourne to Adelaide in my EV, the first of many such drives. I documented my experiences in the hope of dispelling these concerns. 

Melbourne to Adelaide in an EV with Chargefox CEO John Sullivan

I started my trip at 6:30 am with a battery top-up Bayside City Council – my local Chargefox charging station. My Tesla showed a range of about 400 kilometres, while Google Maps estimated the Melbourne to Adelaide route at 740 kilometres, taking eight and a half hours. Planning was crucial, considering factors like temperature, wind, and traffic that can impact an EV’s range. 

With the Chargefox network at my disposal, I was confident in finding charging stations along the way. I also used Plugshare and A Better Routeplanner for more options. This planning eased concerns about running out of charge during the journey. 

The first leg was from Melbourne to Horsham, a 313-kilometer drive. Initial calculations indicated a 34% charge upon arrival, but rapidly decreasing range due to the cold reminded me of the weather’s impact on efficiency. I reached Horsham with just 1% charge left, realising I probably should’ve topped up earlier. (Lesson learnt!) 

In Horsham, I used a Chargefox 350kW charger, costing $35, while enjoying a coffee and an interview with a journalist. Then, I drove to Keith, 220 kilometres away, experimenting with cruise control and benefiting from rising temperatures which helped battery range. At Keith, I charged for $25.

With both car and driver recharged, I drove to Adelaide CBD, around 220 kilometres. I passed Murray Bridge, another charging station, with enough range to make it to Adelaide. The trip took around ten hours, aligning with Google’s estimate. 

The return journey was smooth, with strategic stops for charging, coffee breaks, and chats with fellow EV drivers. My conclusions: 

  • Charging Infrastructure: Ample charging stations make it easy to avoid getting stranded. A few minutes of route planning is essential. 
  • Trust the planning, not the range: Don’t solely rely on the displayed range; overplan charging stops and have backups. 
  • Cost-efficiency: Long-distance EV travel is cost-effective, halving fuel costs compared to a petrol car. 

My journey shows that EV road trips are practical, thanks to planning and robust charging infrastructure. 

Come and say hi to me and the rest of the Chargefox team at the Melbourne EV show. We can’t wait to see you all!

The All-new GWM Ora EV

The Ora combines a classic design aesthetic with 100% electric power with up to 420km of driving range. Find out why the Ora is the perfect vehicle for inner city driving.

With the recent release of GWM’s first addition to their electric vehicle line, the GWM Ora, this is one unique, zippy, and funky car that combines a classic design aesthetic with 100% electric power for up to 420km of driving range.   

The brand-new Ora line-up will consist of 4 models: Ora Standard Range, Ora Extended Range, Ora Ultra, and Ora GT.  

Available with two battery options, a 48kWh battery offering WLTP range of 310km and a 63kWh battery offering WLTP range of 420km, the GWM Ora has the flexibility for a variety of different driving scenarios. Charging from just 10% capacity to 80% is possible in just 41 minutes on the 48kWh option. 

Outputs of 126kW of power and 250Nm of torque, which can be delivered through a one pedal driving mode, provide instant performance whenever it is needed. 

Starting at just over $40,000 driveaway, and with the decreasing costs of battery technology recently due to lower raw material prices, it has enabled GWM to reduce prices on the entire GWM Ora range. This is just one of the many reasons why choosing EV’s like the Ora is a smart move when buying a car. 

In line with its other GWM stablemates the Ora comes equipped with a wide range of features for maximum comfort and convenience. Some of the unique headline features on the Ora are: 

  • 18-inch alloy wheels 
  • LED lights with Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) 
  • 10.25-inch full colour instrument cluster 
  • 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen 
  • Apple CarPlay 
  • Wireless charging 
  • Leatherette seats 
  • 6-way electric driver’s seat 
  • Heated, power-adjustable door mirrors 
  • 360 degree around-view camera 
  • 7 SRS Airbags 
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian, cyclist & crossing detection 
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go 
  • Blind Spot Detection + Lane Change Assist 
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) 
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) 
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 
  • Lane Centre Keeping (LCK) 
  • Emergency Lane Keep (ELK) 
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) 
  • Camera-based driver drowsiness detection 

In addition, almost every conceivable safety feature has been made standard across the Ora range and it has already been awarded with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating. 

Like all GWM products, the new GWM Ora is backed by a 7-year / unlimited km warranty, 5-years roadside assistance and 5-years Capped Price Servicing. The battery receives coverage for 8-years.

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Comprehensive car insurance that covers electric vehicles

All content in this article is intended to be general in nature and does not constitute and is not intended to be financial or professional advice.


You might have seen more and more electric vehicles popping up on Australian roads. And, you might even be considering going out and snagging one for yourself. If that’s the case, you might be on the lookout for some new insurance for your new electric vehicle. 

Plus, there’s no additional excess based on age. We’ve got one product – our comprehensive car insurance – and would love to cover your electric vehicle. 


ROLLiN’ has one product that offers coverage for petrol and electric vehicles. 

But sometimes you can be charged higher fees to insure your EV. This is because of a few reasons

The tech and spare parts for electric cars, like batteries and motor parts are costly to produce, source and replace. 

There are cases where repair may require parts to be imported. 

Assessing, diagnosing and repairing damaged electric vehicle batteries requires extensive time and labour. It also requires specialty equipment and disposal (recycling). 

There are only a handful of electric vehicle service centres around Australia that can repair electric vehicles and as such, vehicles may need to be taken to a distant location for repair. 

At ROLLiN’, we’ve done our research and our team have put together solutions that already take these into account. 


Let’s break down the factors that influence the cost of insuring an electric car. 

In general, it may cost more to insure a petrol car than a diesel car because different parts need to be insured – like their batteries. The same goes for electric vehicles – on average replacing an ev battery is likely much more expensive than replacing a ICE battery. 

But with ROLLiN’, what you see is what you get. One product, one dream. 



ROLLiN’s payment and policy structure put your lifestyle and flexibility front and centre. We understand that life can be unexpected and full of changes, so we don’t expect you to stick around if you need to bounce, for whatever reason. If you need to move to Venice for a year to fulfil your life ambition of being a master of the gondola, go for it. We won’t charge an exit fee if you need to dip out for a bit. 


We don’t get caught up on age. If you’re old enough to afford a car, you shouldn’t have to fork out more because you’re young. 

That’s why we don’t charge extra excesses because you’re under 25. Instead, we charge a flat $800 excess for any driver listed under the insurance cover. *Other excesses apply. 

No frills, no-nonsense and no TL;DR. We’re straight to the point, no funny business and that’s why we’ve tried to simplify our PDS as much as possible. 


We’re a digital brand which means we keep our costs low, which helps us keep our prices low, but that doesn’t mean we’ve neglected the important stuff. 

While we may be digital, our customer heroes are ready and willing to answer any questions you may have about your claim. 


Unlike some other car insurance providers, you’ll find that our single comprehensive cover option already covers you for electric car batteries, charging cables, wall boxes, and adapters (even if you’re leasing the equipment). Rain, Hail or Shine… 

We cover loss or damage for the following: 

  • Accidental collision 
  • Fire or explosion 
  • Theft or attempted theft 
  • Vandalism 
  • Storm, flood or water 
  • Lightning or hail

Conditions, limitations and exclusions apply. 

Better yet, we roll with IAG, Australia’s largest insurer with over 160 years of experience. This means we get access to one of the largest repair networks in the country. 

Too good to be true? Don’t believe us? Take a look at our PDS for yourself. We’ve tried to keep things interesting, we promise. 


Step #1: Head on over to grab a quote. 

Apply for your cover by entering your vehicle registration details or the make, model and year of your car. Follow it up with a couple of yes/no questions about your EV and we’ll tell you straight away in your quote how much your vehicle can be covered for. 

Step #2: Tell us about yourself… 

Do you leave the vegemite in the pantry or the fridge? How many dogs do you want? Which city is better – Sydney or Melbourne? And why is it Sydney? 

Seriously though, we just need to ask a few simple questions about you and the other drivers who’ll be listed under the cover. 

Step #3: We’ll let you know your monthly fee 

If you’re eligible for our coverage, we’ll come up with a straightforward monthly fee and provide you with a breakdown of the expenses in your quote. Then, if you’re happy with your quote, just make the payment and you can roll out feeling confident with ROLLiN’


Do I need specialised insurance for electric cars? 

Usually electric cars can be covered under the same insurance policy as normal petrol or diesel cars, so there isn’t any specific insurance product for EVs. 

What about the wall box or cables? Do I need separate insurance for this? 

Not with ROLLiN’. We cover you for the vehicle battery, charging cables, wall boxes and adaptors for any covered incident. Even if you’re leasing it! 

This is general advice only and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs (“your personal circumstances”). Before using this advice to decide whether to purchase a product, you should consider your personal circumstances and the relevant Product Disclosure Statement and Target Market Determinations available from rollininsurance.com.au. Insurance issued by Insurance Australia Limited ABN 11 000 016 722 AFSL 227681 trading as Rollin’ Insurance. 

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What you need to know about transitioning to an EV

After some initial hesitation, the future is starting to look greener for EVs in Australia. A recent survey by CEDA showed that 42% of participants would buy an EV for their next purchase. The federal government passed a bill to make electric vehicles provided by employers to employees more affordable, while state governments are installing more public charging stations around the country. 

With more EV makes and models being released and government legislation to help make these sustainable dreams a reality, now is a great time to trade in your petrol guzzler for an electric alternative. But how exactly do you do that? 

We’ve broken down what you need to know about costs, charging and how we can help make your switch to an EV easier. 

A wide range of rides 

The number of electric vehicle makes and models available in Australia is rising. The Electric Vehicle Council reported that 8.4% of all new cars sold as at June 2023 have been EV’s, more than double compared to all of 2022. You can already choose EVs from popular brands such as Hyundai, Mazda, Kia and Tesla, and with more companies entering the market, there will be a bigger range of price points that make it much easier to find an EV that fits your sense of style – and budget.

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So, how do you pick the right one for you? One way to make sure you love your new car is to try it out with an EV subscription. An electric car subscription takes away a lot of the guesswork – and can help get you behind the wheel of an electric vehicle with fewer questions and more excitement.

Plugging into the future of driving 

With tech improvements, and government and fuel company commitments to add charging stations around the country, powering up your electric vehicle is also becoming easier – both at home and on the go. 

Most EVs come with an adapter that lets you charge your electric vehicle using a standard outlet. But if you’re looking for a faster way to get powered up and back on the road with confidence daily, you can have a home smart charger installed. 

Regardless of how you decide to charge at home, an AGL EV Electricity plan can help you keep your vehicle juiced up for less. 

AGL has also partnered with bp pulse to make charging on the go simple, accessible, and affordable. 

Busting EV range myths 

These days, electric vehicles are better equipped to handle long days of work, road tripping and running errands. 

Think about what you really use your car for day in and day out. How long is the drive to work, kids’ sports or the shops? Do some rough maths, then take the kilometre range of the vehicle you’re looking at (or if you’re not sure yet, you could take 353km which is the estimated average range of  EVs globally) – and divide this by your estimated average daily travel distance. That should give you a rough idea of how often you’ll have to charge. Several car manufacturers offer ‘long range’ versions of their EV models and there several popular models available in Australia with ranges of more than 450km. That’s a lot of road! 

Planning to hit the highway with your friends and family on a road trip? You can easily map out your route to ensure you hit a public charging station along the way, and if you’re driving a Tesla, the inbuilt GPS navigation will work it out for you which makes planning super simple! Some of the best EV chargers feature speedy Direct Current (DC) charging – with some models jumping from 20% to 80% charge in just 15 minutes – that can have you rolling along again by the time you’ve finished lunch.

Do the maths on making the switch 

Buying a new car is always a big financial decision, but when it comes to electric vehicles, there are some additional considerations aside from just the price tag. Electric vehicles are generally more cost-effective to run, and these savings can help to offset the initial upfront cost. 

Perhaps the most obvious way electric vehicles can save you money on running costs is by reducing how often you need to fill up at the petrol station (in the case of a plugin hybrid) – or eliminating it altogether! While you’ll still need to pay for charging, this is typically far less costly. Your exact savings will vary based on a range of factors, including petrol and energy prices, but you can use this calculator to estimate how much you could save. 

For example, let’s say you wanted to travel 100km. The average EV will generally require about 15kWh of electricity to charge the battery enough to cover that distance. If you could charge your EV at a rate of $8c/kWh (a great low overnight rate currently offered by one EV Energy plan), that comes out to about $1.20. Compare that with the most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics report that says Australians use an average of 11.1 litres of petrol to cover 100km. With petrol costing an average of 188/litre in the week ending 30 July 2023 according to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, you’d have to spend around $20.86 to drive your 100km. That’s quite a bit of potential savings through electric. 

Another way that EVs are expected to be more cost-effective to run is by requiring fewer trips to the mechanic. Electric vehicles typically have fewer internal components than petrol-fuelled vehicles, meaning less need for regular servicing and fewer parts that may need replacing. What this could mean in terms of savings over a 5 or 10 year period is very difficult to predict or quantify, but it is another factor to keep in mind. 

Transitioning to an electric vehicle might be easier than you think. AGL has the experience to help you navigate this process.

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