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Origin launches EV subscription with ‘free power’ energy plan

Origin Energy has accelerated its electric vehicle (EV) offerings to motorists, launching a new salary packaged EV subscription service with a ‘free power’ energy plan fit to match.

The subscription package will allow motorists to access a brand-new EV, chosen from a select 12 models, which can be paid off on a month-to-month basis by salary packaging through their employer.

Alongside a new vehicle, eligible customers will also be given access to Origin’s new EV energy plan that awards bill-payers with five hours of free energy between 10am and 3pm and cheaper rates between 1am and 6am.

Graph of time of use pricing for Origin Energy 360 EV Plan

Origin’s General Manager E-Mobility Chau Le said the company’s package aimed at getting more EVs on Australian roads by reducing the upfront costs.

“We know that cost is a major barrier preventing many people from making the switch to EVs, which is why we are providing affordable and flexible alternatives to car ownership, and making it cheaper for customers to charge their vehicles,” she said.

“Origin is committed to helping get more EVs on the road, and to do this we need to make it easier and more affordable for people to get into their first EV, and then support them at all points of their EV journey.”

To get involved, customers can register their interest on Origin’s website. From here, the retailer will contact the customer’s listed employer directly and discuss arrangements for the salary packaged EV subscription plan.

For the full terms and conditions, it is best to visit the Origin website.

Origin Energy Prices

Origin Energy Prices NSW

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for NSW. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Origin Energy Prices VIC

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for Victoria. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Origin Energy Prices QLD

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for SE QLD. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Origin Energy Prices SA

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for South Australia. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4011kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

What’s included in the Origin EV subscription package?

Origin’s EV package is described as an ‘all-inclusive’ subscription plan for interested customers. It claims to take advantage of great tax benefits through its salary packaged approach – which basically means your subscription fees are deducted from your gross income as part of a salary sacrifice – and comes with the following perks:

  • Your chosen EV, picked from models such as the Tesla Model 3, Hyundai IONIQ 5, Polestar 2, Volvo CX40, BMW iX1, Mini Electric and Kia EV6.
  • Registration, insurance, servicing, roadside assistance and tyres for your vehicle.
  • Access to the Origin 360 EV Energy Plan, which comes with five hours of free energy daily to help offset charging costs for motorists and encourage them to charge their vehicles during times when wholesale energy prices are at their lowest.

According to the Origin Energy website, the packaged price for its subscriptions can cost from about $244/week to $351/week depending on the model of vehicle chosen and tax benefits eligible. These however, are available for payment on a month-to-month plan.

Please note, customers interested in taking up the 360 EV Energy Plan with Origin will need to have a smart meter installed at their property to be eligible.

I already have an EV; can I just sign up to the Origin EV Plan?

Unfortunately, Origin’s 360 EV Energy Plan is currently only available to customers who sign up to the EV subscription or purchase one of the retailer’s new smart EV chargers. Motorists with an eligible Audi e-tron however, may also be eligible for the 360 EV Energy plan, with the added bonus of 100% GreenPower for 12 months, as part of a new partnership between Origin and Audi.

For the full terms and conditions and eligibility criteria, it is best to visit the Origin Energy website.

Looking for a better energy deal? Check out some of the cheapest electricity plans currently available in your state

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4011kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Image credit: Zelma Brezinska/Shutterstock.com, Origin Energy website

Kelseigh Wrigley
Energy Specialist
Kelseigh Wrigley was a content producer at Canstar Blue for three years until 2024, most recently as an Energy Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.

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