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Hi, our family will soon have an EV, I had intended to sign up to the AGL $1 a day car plan but this now appears to be unavailable? Will this return?
If it will not be returning can the EV 16a be placed on our T33, or is there an even cheaper Tariff?
What requirements would our electrician need to adhere?
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We have discontinued our EV program as of today. However, if you've already requested this service then it would be worth getting in touch with our EV team on 1300 001 515 to double check your eligibility.
You'd need to confirm this suitability with an electrician. If it were to go ahead, keep in mind that you'd only be able to charge your car at certain times of day.
It is very unfortunate but not surprising that AGL has discontinued this plan. This bait & switch game reeks of corporate greenwashing. It is dishonest towards AGL's customers and the wider community.
One of the only truly forward thinking initiatives AGL had going for it was this now-cancelled $1 per day EV plan. What will the next pie-in-the-sky AGL? Hydrocarbon-sourced experimental hydrogen cars? Announcements about non-existent Carbon Capture & Storage technology? Energy companies got away with that pseudoscience in the '80s and '90s - not any more.
Given the almost complete absence in Australia of government EV incentives, and a relative dearth of public charging facilities compared to pretty much all other developed nations, AGL's EV car plan had the potential to make all the difference for Australians making the inevitable move to EVs. Cancelling the $1/day EV plan is a massive step backwards when it comes to AGL delivering on its nebulous promises of green energy.
AGL kept this plan in place just long enough to promote its faux-green image to NGOs and media. Greenpeace & other groups released reports praising AGL for improvements in providing green energy services - I wonder if AGL has notified these important stakeholders studying and promoting sustainability, that the EV plan has been shut down?
Whilst remaining heavily invested in brown coal power and coal seam gas fracking, AGL has sought in recent years to rebrand itself as a green energy provider. AGL launches temporary plans like this and manipulates the carbon trading system to improve its green credentials. Genuine green energy providers such as Powershop and Diamond energy maintain carbon neutrality by building and expanding renewable energy power generation. AGL does it by buying carbon credit units.
Bait & switch, obfuscate, pander to hydrocarbon interests, delay the inevitable all you want but one thing is certain - sooner or later everyone will be driving EVs, and in the greater scheme energy production must become emissions free. With ever more carbon neutral options becoming available to consumers, AGL can choose to be at the forefront of this transition, or not.
Thank you for your comments and feedback regarding the Electronic Car Plan.
I can certainly understand the disappointment of losing such a good plan. Like most of our plans, the term is 12 months and therefore, customers who are currently on the Electric Car Plan will remain on the plan for their current benefit period. Once their 12 month plan ends, they will be re-contracted onto the AGL Savers product. We have a range of many other plans which would suit customer household needs which can be found here.
If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact us via private message and we would be more than happy to assist.