Insurance for your Electric Vehicle

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Cover your EV, PHEV or Hybrid with State

Insure your EV, PHEV or Hybrid with Car Comprehensive cover under
our Car Insurance policy and you'll get the following benefits:

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Online Discount

Buy your comprehensive car insurance online and save $50 on your first year's premium.*

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Cover for your car charger

If you lose or damage the charger or charging cable that came with your car from the manufacturer, we'll arrange or pay for repairs or pay to replace it.

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Transport home for you and your passengers

We'll reimburse you the reasonable costs to get you, your passengers and domestic pets in the car to your home or to your nearest immediate destination, if your car is damaged in an accident and cannot be safely driven, or if it is stolen

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Child car seat protection

We'll pay to replace your child seat or baby capsule if it is damaged, compromised or lost as a result of an event giving rise to an accepted claim for loss or damage to your vehicle.**

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Cover for sudden and accidental damage

We'll cover your car, including its EV battery, for sudden and accidental loss caused by a collision, theft, fire, water, some natural disaster perils+, malicious damage or illegal conversion.

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Cover for additional drivers over 25 at no extra cost

Unless your policy states otherwise, over 25 year olds with valid drivers licences and your permission, are covered to drive at no extra cost.^

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Optional EV-friendly breakdown service

If you add State's Roadside Rescue as an optional extra to your vehicle cover, our Roadside Rescue team can assist with EV, hybrid and PHEV breakdowns.

Compare our three levels of cover

Online discount*
Save $50
Save $25
Save $10
Theft or illegal conversion
Fire damage
Accidental loss or damage to your car
(for fire, theft, attempted theft and some natural
disaster perils+)
Protection against uninsured drivers
(covered under 'accidental loss to your car')
(up to $3,000)
(up to $3,000)
Up to $20 million in legal liability cover for damage and injury you cause
Guarantee on all repairs by our preferred suppliers
Transport home for you and your passengers
Towing expenses
Up to $300 towards replacing keys or locks per year

Optional cover

These smart extras can be added to your policy when you purchase your cover

Roadside Rescue
No excess Windscreen and Glass Cover
Hire Car

Additional benefits

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Frequently asked questions about insuring Electric Vehicles

Does State insure electric (EV), hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles?

Yes, we do. We generally cover standard-spec electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles under our existing State Car insurance policy wording (e.g. Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq, Mitsubishi Outlander and Tesla).^^

Does cover differ between EV or petrol-powered cars?

No, there is no difference in cover for EVs and petrol cars. With State Car Comprehensive Insurance, you get the same benefits, so your EV, hybrid or PHEV would be covered for accidental loss or damage, fire, theft, and any other optional extras you purchase with your cover.^^

Are EVs, hybrids and PHEVs covered with State's Roadside Rescue service?

Yes. If you add our State Roadside Rescue additional cover to your car insurance, our Roadside Rescue team can assist with EV, hybrid and PHEV breakdowns. State Roadside Rescue is available to purchase with our Car Comprehensive, Third Party Fire & Theft, or Third Party Only cover.

What happens if I lose or damage my charger?

The charger/charging cable that comes with your car from the manufacturer is covered for sudden and accidental loss or damage under our Car Comprehensive Insurance policy or for sudden and accidental loss or damage caused by fire, theft and some natural disasters if you have Third Party, Fire & Theft cover. Please read the full details of cover in the State Car Insurance policy wording.

Are charging stations covered by my car insurance?

If you choose to install a charging station in your home, it wouldn't be covered under your car insurance. However, it is covered under a State Home Comprehensive Insurance policy, if permanently wired in by an electrician.

If I've bought an EV using the Clean Car Discount, what should my sum insured be?

If you have Car Comprehensive or Third Party, Fire and Theft cover, it's important that the sum insured for your EV car is enough to replace your car without the rebate being applied. This is because the sum insured is the most we'll pay for a total loss claim and if you needed to replace your vehicle after an accident or theft, the current Clean Car Discount may not be available.

Does State car insurance cover my EV battery?

It depends. State doesn't cover loss or damage to your EV battery which is due to mechanical, electronic or electrical issues or those arising from general wear and tear or gradual deterioration. If you've taken out Car Comprehensive cover, then you are covered for sudden and accidental physical loss or physical damage to your EV battery. If you have Third Party, Fire & Theft cover, then you are covered for sudden and accidental physical loss or physical damage to your EV battery caused by fire, theft and some natural disaster perils+. Please read the full details of cover in the State Car Insurance policy wording.

Your policy doesn't cover you for a breakdown (except to the extent that cover is provided under the 'Mechanical or electrical breakdown' exclusion), wear and tear or gradual deterioration.

For example:

  • Your EV's battery is damaged due to a collision - this is covered.
  • Your EV's battery is damaged due to wear and tear - this is not covered.
There is also limited cover for EV batteries under Third Party, Fire and Theft policies.
Does State cover electric motorcycles?

Yes, we do. State treats electric motorcycles the same as equivalent petrol-powered motorbikes and these can be covered under our Motorcycle Insurance policy. With our Motorcycle Comprehensive Cover, your electric motorcycle would be covered for sudden and accidental loss or damage, including fire and theft.

Terms and conditions

* Discounts apply to the company premium before optional extensions, levies, fees and GST are factored in. If you get two or more discounts, we may choose to apply each discount one after another. A minimum premium may apply. Accordingly, even though your policy may qualify for one or more discounts, the total of these discounts cannot cause your premium to be less than the minimum premium.

Save $50 on comprehensive, $25 on third party, fire and theft, or $10 on third party only car insurance online. Discount applies to first year's premium. The offer may change or end at any time. Terms and conditions apply.

**If you have car comprehensive cover, third party, fire & theft cover, or third party only cover, we will pay the reasonable cost to replace a child's car seat or baby capsule if we accept a claim for loss or damage to your car, provided that in the event giving rise to the claim:
- There is loss or damage to the child car seat or baby capsule in or on the insured car, or
- In our opinion the safety of a child car seat or baby capsule in or on the insured car is compromised.

^ Applicable unless that person is specifically stated to be excluded or if policy has been endorsed to cover named drivers only in the Policy Schedule. There may be times when you are not covered. Please see 'Exclusions that apply to the whole policy' on page 9, 'Policy conditions' on page 10 of the Policy wording and the Policy Schedule.

+ Our policy's definition of natural disaster is an earthquake, natural landslip, volcanic eruption, hydrothermal activity, tsunami or natural disaster fire (as defined in the Earthquake Commission Act 1993). Flood and storms, for example, are excluded.

^^ Provision of cover is subject to underwriting approval. Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply and different excesses may apply. Please check the policy wording and your policy schedule for details of cover.

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