Yes. There will be a 10% discount off labour at each service until the vehicle is five years old. RAC members will receive the discount in addition to the 10% members’ discount.
As a vehicle gets older, it will not operate at the same energy-efficient level. The discount is reduced by 5% each year to reflect the vehicle’s changing energy-efficiency level. Once your vehicle reaches its fifth year based on year of manufacture, it is no longer eligible.
Yes, provided the vehicle is less than five years old and recognised by the RAC as having lower emissions.
Anyone is eligible, whether they’re an RAC member or non-member, as long as the vehicle is recognised by the RAC as having lower emissions.
Vehicles emit more CO2 than motorbikes and scooters, so they contribute more CO2 to the atmosphere. Our focus is on reducing WA's carbon footprint by encouraging motorists to choose lower CO2 emissions vehicles.
For policies that pre-date the launch date of 25 July 2012, there are no rebates. However a discount can be applied on renewal.
If you already have the premium Roadside Assistance package Ultimate Plus, you’ll receive a $50 dollar credit to the applicable value ($50) on your next renewal.
The criteria is based on data provided by Glass’s Information Services, and by considering the CO2 emission output as determined by testing carried out according to the Australian Design Rules.
- A more environmentally friendly motoring alternative than petrol/diesel vehicles
- Produce less CO2 emissions
- Require minimal servicing
- Not as noisy
- When recharged from renewable electricity, they emit zero emissions
EVs are powered by an electric battery so, unlike petrol or diesel vehicles, they don't produce any tailpipe emissions or air quality pollutants.
Because they run on electricity, EVs can increase energy use. However, in Australia, an excess of electricity is generated at night when there is reduced demand. This capacity can be used to charge EVs, but will increase energy production. If this extra electricity production comes from renewable energy generators like wind turbines, the extra consumption from EVs will not cause more emissions. If it comes from fossil-fuelled generators, then emissions will increase accordingly.
Yes you can. There are two companies in WA that convert combustion engines to electric: EV Works and Perth Electric Vehicle. The cost varies but is likely to be more than $35,000. There is no government rebate for cars converted to zero emission electric vehicles. Visit the Australian Electric Vehicle Association for more information.
A second-hand electric vehicle like the Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 start from $16,000, rising to more than $180,000 for a Tesla with all the bells and whistles.
An EV is powered by a rechargeable plug-in battery and propelled by an electric motor. Once started, driving an EV is similar to driving an automatic car.
With built-in safety features, there is no risk of electrocution even when travelling through deep water or when flooded.