Trial an Electric Vehicle on Karmo’s EV Car Subscriptions

17 April 2024

If you have thought about buying an EV despite initially being apprehensive about whether it would take off here in Australia, you aren’t alone. Electric vehicles are clearly not a passing fad in Australia and people are increasingly switching to the greener alternative.

According to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Year-On-Year sales of EVs increased by a staggering 291 % in 2023. This momentum has continued into 2024 without over 25,000 vehicles sold in the first three months alone. 

While the demand is there, Australia’s EV support ecosystem is still catching up. But the good news is you don’t have to wait for it to get better or go all-in by buying an EV to check if the EV lifestyle works for you – you can subscribe. 

Why is a car subscription perfect for trying an EV?

Car subscription services like Karmo offer a flexible alternative, allowing you to subscribe and drive an electric vehicle for a four month period without having to make a long term commitment. The all-inclusive subscription fee eliminates the hassles of maintenance, and insurance, making it a fantastic option for those seeking flexibility and convenience.

If you’re curious about EVs but hesitant to commit to a full purchase, a car subscription can be your gateway to the electric lifestyle. 

Get used to the technology

EVs offer a unique driving experience with instant torque and have a near-silent operation. A car subscription lets you experience these firsthand for a set period, like Karmo’s flexible four-month subscription. This, unlike a short term rental, gives you enough time to check whether the quiet ride, regenerative braking, and one-pedal driving style suit your preferences.

Test out your charging habits

Range anxiety is by far the biggest concern for new EV owners. With an electric vehicle subscription, you can test your daily charging routine. See how long it takes to charge the car at home or public stations, and whether the range comfortably covers your commutes, errands and longer weekend getaways. 

Discover an EV that works for you

The Australian EV market is no more just about the Teslas.  Car subscriptions offer a wide variety of EV models such as BYD Atto 3, Kia EV 6 or GWM Ora to choose from. Whether you’re after the spaciousness of an SUV or the practicality of a hatchback, you can explore different options and find the EV that best suits your needs and lifestyle. 

Avoid long-term commitments

Purchasing an EV is a significant investment. The EV market is still in its infancy. EV players have been dropping prices and adding better features on cars at alarming rates and it would be unwise to buy an EV today. Car subscriptions eliminate that initial financial burden. You can switch between different EVs during your subscription, allowing you to experience various models without a long-term commitment.

Peace of Mind with the all-inclusive coverage

Karmo and most other car subscriptions offer all-inclusive packages. This means registration, insurance, servicing, and roadside assistance are typically covered in your monthly fee. You can simply enjoy the car without worrying about additional costs.

Making The Switch to Electric Vehicle: Tips from Karmo

If you’re ready to explore EVs through a car subscription service like Karmo, here are some helpful tips:

  • Consider your needs: Think about your typical driving range and the features you prioritize in a car.
  • Research available models: Explore the variety of EVs offered on our car subscription service and choose one that aligns with your needs and budget. 
  • Factor in charging options: Check if your home can accommodate the home charger that the Karmo subscription comes with and research public charging infrastructure in your area. 

Additional benefits of Car subscriptions 

In addition to trialing an EV with minimal risk and commitment, car subscriptions offer numerous other benefits. They’re ideal for:

  • Short-term needs: Need a car for a few months? Car subscriptions provide a temporary solution without the hassle of traditional car rentals.
  • Downsizing or upsizing: Transitioning between car sizes? A subscription allows you to drive a specific type of vehicle until you find your perfect fit for your lifestyle.
  • Avoiding depreciation: Car subscriptions shield you from the depreciation that occurs with car ownership. You simply return the car at the end of the term for a new model or swap to another car all together so you’re always driving the latest electric vehicle technology. 

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