Charge Together will involve a social media and marketing campaign to identify prospective EV buyers, and undertake consumer research to help understand the barriers for uptake.
Participants will receive a home and EV monitoring system which will emulate the cost and logistics of owning, as well as charging and maintaining an electric vehicle.
With the data collected, Evenergi will build an online tool for consumers to model the influence of rooftop solar, home batteries and electricity tariffs on a decision to buy EVs.
Evenergi’s consumer research will inform a report for government and industry that will identify barriers, potential infrastructure hotspots and lay the groundwork for EV charging stations as uptake increases.
After the program was successfully trialled in the UK, the $349,573 program will be rolled out initially in South Australia. If successful, it could be expanded in other states.
The program will also show how EVs can work together with rooftop solar and battery storage to reduce the load on the grid, and will provide energy networks with insights into the impact of electric cars on the grid.
Evenergi founder and CEO Daniel Hilson says Evenergi will help accelerate electric vehicle adoption in Australia.