Allianz EV Hub

Info and resources to help give you a head start on your EV journey
We’re part of the Allianz Group, which has a global presence in over 70 countries. With access to the Group’s automotive research centre in Munich, we can share in the collective knowledge about electric vehicle (EV) research, safety, and repairs from more established markets around the world. Our Comprehensive Car Insurance provides cover for EVs, including your battery, charging cables, wall chargers and mounts.
Have you recently bought an electric vehicle or are thinking of making the switch? We explore some of the key things you need to know when servicing an EV.
We explore the latest in EV charging and battery technology, from fast charging to charged battery range. Here's what you need to know about charging your electric car.
From finding the best EV charger position to ensuring suitable power supply, we explain how to adapt your home for EV charging. including our tips for installing an EV charger.
Tesla Model 3
Starting price
Polestar 4
Starting price
Volvo EX30
Starting price
Hyundai Kona Electric
Starting price
Peugeot e-208
Starting price
Model

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Motor

208kW

200kW

200kW

99kW

100kW

Battery pack

60kWh

100kWh

69kWh

48.6kWh

50kWh

Range

up to 513km

up to 610km

up to 460km

up to 370km

up to 383km

Acceleration

6.1s 0-100km/h

3.8s 0-100km/h

3.6s 0-100km/h

9.9s 0-100km/h

8.1s 0-100km/h

Infotainment screen

15.4inch

10.2inch

12.3inch

12.3inch

7inch

Type

Sedan

SUV

SUV

SUV

Hatchback

Safety

5 stars

unrated

unrated

4 stars

4 stars

EV starting prices are accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change.

We’ve established a network of repairers committed to getting you back on the road as soon as possible. The EV repairers have additional training and are qualified to manage high voltage safety systems. Tesla authorised repairers also have access to Tesla systems, technical support, and official repair methods.

Our Pre-authorised Repairer network can fast track vehicle assessments and quickly get on with the job. We also guarantee materials and workmanship for all approved EV repairs for as long as you own the vehicle.

Hear from our claims’ repairers on the ground.

Our Comprehensive Car Insurance customers rated their claim experience 4.3 out of 5 over the last year. See more about what our customers had to say.

Worried about your electric car running out of charge while you’re on the road?

We can help get you moving again if your electric car breaks down.

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Keep up to date with Australian EV data and ownership trends provided by a team of industry experts working to help car owners transition to electric cars.
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An Australian EV fire research company, which focuses on improving safety for emergency responders at electric car traction battery fires.
As one of Australia’s leading insurance companies, we’re committed to shaping the industry in sustainability and addressing environmental issues. We’re also a member of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA).
We partnered with the Green Building Council of Australia to launch Green Specs, an online tool that allows you to learn more about the sustainable improvements you could make, room by room. Improve energy efficiency, or reduce emissions or the risk of extreme weather impacts on your home.
Moving toward net zero emissions and addressing climate change is important to us. We’re committed to taking proactive steps to help secure a healthy planet. We’ve set targets to reduce our environmental footprint. Learn about our journey so far, and our local and global collaborations.

Each insurance company calculates the cost of car insurance differently.

The cost of your car insurance is determined by a range of factors.

When calculating your car insurance premium, we consider factors such as:

  • the age, driving experience and claims history of the person who drives the car most
  • the year, make and model of your car
  • the location your car is parked.

To find out how much you would pay for our Comprehensive Car Insurance, get your quote.

Not all car insurance providers offer the same coverage. Car insurance may cover your electric car for loss or damage including fire, but you’ll need to check your policy details to confirm whether your EV battery is specifically covered.

Allianz Comprehensive Car Insurance provides cover for thermal runaway in your EV, as well as your battery, charging cables and wall chargers in your home.

Yes, Allianz Comprehensive Car Insurance covers the sunroof of EVs if they’re made of glass, for example, the Heavy Duty Laminated glass that Tesla uses. If you choose optional windscreen cover, you won’t pay an excess on any windscreen or window glass claim, including the sunroof, for one replacement and/or two repairs per policy period. This excess waiver doesn’t apply if the support structure of the vehicle’s frame or any electrics parts are also damaged.

It’s less likely for an EV to catch fire when compared to fires related to petrol or diesel cars.  International research conducted in Sweden reported that EVs are twenty times less likely to catch fire than a petrol or diesel car.

Batteries in an EV can become unstable when the battery cells have sustained damage, for example when the EV is involved in a traffic collision.

Thermal runaway in a damaged battery can cause it to catch fire when accompanied by the release of flammable gas. Read more about thermal runaway in EV batteries.

Allianz Comprehensive Car Insurance provides cover for your EV, including your charging cables and wall chargers if they’re damaged in an insured event.

This depends on how much you use your electric car. Many EV manufacturers guarantee their EV batteries for eight years or 160,000 km. However, some EV batteries can last up to between 15 to 20 years within the car. As technology continues to evolve, the lifespan of EV batteries may also extend past this.

This depends on the type of charger used, the size of your EV’s battery, and the maximum charge rate that the vehicle can accept. A standard electric car with a 70kWh battery would, on average, need around 10 hours to become fully charged from empty using a 7kWh charging point.

For more information about charging your EV, read our Guide to charging your electric vehicle.

This will depend on the electricity rates, the battery size of your electric car and the charging speed.

DC fast charging provides the quickest charging times for EVs, and costs approximately $0.40 to $0.70 per kWh.

In Australia, charging an EV at your home can cost between $0.15 and $0.30 per kWh, offering a cheaper alternative to the running costs for traditional petrol-powered vehicles. If you have solar panels, this can reduce the cost of EV charging even more.

You can top up your vehicle’s energy supply at home. Charging your EV at home can be the cheapest and most convenient way to power your vehicle, providing you have off-street parking.

You can even charge your EV overnight while you sleep, by drawing power from your home and using a cable to supply it to your vehicle.

Find out more about how to adapt your home for EV charging, including tips for installing an EV charger, average costs, and safety considerations. Allianz Comprehensive Car Insurance provides cover for your EV, including your battery, charging cables and wall chargers in your home.

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