Everyone loves the idea of owning an electric vehicle (EV) but the price tag that comes with buying an EV pushes this into an afterthought for many Australians.

In a recent study conducted by YouGov on behalf of sonnen, 55% of Australians have said that electric vehicles were too expensive. This is backed by the small proportion of EV sales in Australia which accounted for 0.7% of total car sales when compared to 10.2% in the EU according to the Electric Vehicle Council of Australia. However, the desire to own an EV still remains with 56% of consumers surveyed saying they would consider buying an electric vehicle as their next car.

The shift to clean energy is gaining momentum and many of our customers have considered EV. sonnenDrive allows our customers to expand on their clean energy lifestyle, and take their energy independence on the road.

Working in partnership with Australia’s leading car subscription service, Carbar, sonnenDrive is an EV subscription service.

sonnen customers can experience an EV through sonnenDrive, and select the model that suits their lifestyle.  They can pick from a range of EVs that includes a Nissan Leaf to the latest Tesla Model 3. The service provides sonnen customers with exclusive access to an EV and the flexibility to stop or swap to another EV with two weeks’ notice.

With an EV and a sonnen home energy storage solution, households can reduce the size of their carbon footprint. Rather than relying on grid electricity to charge an EV, their rooftop solar system or sonnenBatterie can be the source of clean energy for their EV.

Australia is the first country outside of Europe where sonnenDrive has been launched. Our partnership with Carbar is a step forward as sonnen expands the horizon of business as a new energy provider. Going beyond energy storage, we can now offer homeowners an integrated technology and service solution if they decide that clean energy is what they need.

With the addition of an EV to a solar home battery, energy offers such as sonnenFlat or sonnenConnect and being part of the sonnenCommunity, sonnen is demonstrating how you can integrate your lifestyle around clean energy without having to make complex decisions.

We invite you to take your energy independence to the road and decide which EV is right for you.