Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 - Newsmaker

Independent solar consumer advisory SolarQuotes has launched a new service to help Australian electric vehicle (EV) owners and buyers find the right home EV charging solution and charger installer.

The new EV charger quotation service comes at a time when Australians are becoming increasingly eager to make the switch to electric cars, but are still shopping around.

SolarQuotes founder Finn Peacock says while enthusiasm for EVs is high, actual sales in Australia are low compared to countries such as the UK and USA.

“There are three major reasons for this difference: first is price; you can’t currently purchase an EV under $40k in Australia,” Finn states. “The second is supply, largely due to issues beyond our shores. Long waiting lists for some vehicles discourages buyers, but this will resolve itself in due course.

“The third reason is something known as ‘range anxiety’, and that’s a factor more based on lack of information than reality.”

Range anxiety is the fear of running low on battery power while driving an EV, and being unable to find a charging station nearby to replenish it.

“I provide a lot of supporting information to ensure EV owners and buyers understand the capacities and capabilities of these vehicles, how to maximise range and locate charging stations on the go,” Finn says.

“The proliferation of public charging stations and evolving vehicle efficiency will go a long way to making range anxiety a non-issue. I’ve also released a very useful and comprehensive ‘101’ guide on home EV charging, so owners can make the most their investments."

Among other tools and EV resources on the SolarQuotes.com.au website is a home EV charger comparison table, a map of public charging stations across Australia and advice on combining home solar with electric cars.

As for the new SolarQuotes EV charger quoting service, it enables owners and potential owners to enter details such as which EV they drive or plan to buy, and whether or not they already have solar installed. They are then matched with up to three pre-vetted installers, each of whom will recommend an ideal charging solution and provide a quote for supply and installation.

This free SolarQuotes EV service can be used whether or not rooftop solar panels are already installed (or will be installed) at a premises.

About SolarQuotes

SolarQuotes.com.au is an independent online reviews website dedicated to linking solar buyers with the best solar providers in their area, using industry knowledge and the power of consumer feedback.

More recently, the company has expanded its focus to incorporate detailed, plain-English guides on EV charging, and is now also connecting Australian EV drivers and buyers with trusted electric vehicle charger installers.

Since 2009, SolarQuotes has helped more than 600,000 Australians seeking quotations on solar systems from accredited suppliers in its network across 2,874 Australian postcodes.

The independent service has published 64,264 uncensored reviews of 2,510 solar installation companies.

Over the last 13 years, SolarQuotes has steadily built a network of 518 solar installers across Australia trusted to provide quality installations.

Its sole mission is to give consumers the advantage of informed choice from installers who have already been thoroughly vetted.

The SolarQuotes website is recognised as Australia’s most comprehensive and reliable source of information about home solar power and battery storage. It provides consumers with the advice and insight they need to go solar and, once installed, the best ways to maximise value from their systems.

Discover more at https://www.solarquotes.com.au

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Among tools and EV resources on the SolarQuotes.com.au website is a home EV charger comparison table, a map of public charging stations across Australia and advice on combining home solar with electric cars.

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