AGL says the move into Adelaide will give South Australians the opportunity to take the wheel of an EV without committing to ownership and that since piloting in 2020, its subscriptions have been successfully launched in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
AGL Executive General Manager Future Business & Technology, John Chambers said AGL is committed to making EVs more accessible, breaking down the common barriers of cost and charging installation.
“We are excited to launch in Adelaide and help customers make the switch to EVs, enabling South Australians to be in the driver’s seat today,” Chambers said.
“As a state generated largely by renewable sources, we know South Australians are embracing new technologies and developments that support a cleaner energy future.
“With plans for the SA Government to increase the uptake of EVs and smart charging by 2025, we believe now is a great time for customers to test the benefits of EVs.
“Our service provides choice and flexibility with customers able to swap, upgrade or cancel at any time, while also including registration, insurance, tyres, repairs, roadside assistance, optional installation of an EV charger and carbon neutral credits as part of the subscription.
“We want to see all Australians driving their way to a more sustainable future and by doing so creating a better, cleaner tomorrow for us all.”
AGL announced that the launch into Adelaide is supported by MG Motor Australia, with its “award-winning ZS EV” the first available, followed by Tesla, Nissan, Kia and Hyundai vehicles rolled out later this year.
AGL says it is building on its existing presence in South Australia, already the official energy partner of Port Adelaide Football Club and operating the Torrens Island and Barker Inlet power stations.
AGL’s Electric Vehicle Subscription Service is delivered as part of AGL Next. For more information visit the AGL website.
Last year, AGL signed up to EV100, committing to transition all its light vehicle fleet and at least half of its medium-to-heavy vehicle fleet to electric by 2030, and supporting the Climate Statement target of net-zero emissions by 2050.