Unlike other energy providers that sell electricity at a fixed retail rate, Amber’s customers buy power at the true wholesale electricity price.
Wholesale prices are cheaper when there are more renewables in the grid, meaning that EV owners can save hundreds by charging their EV when more wind and solar power is available.
Amber doesn’t make money on your electricity usage, instead we charge a $19/month subscription fee.
By checking price and renewable forecasts in the Amber app, you can time your EV charging to take place at that sweet spot where renewables are high and wholesale prices are super low.
Sometimes, you can even get paid to charge your EV when wholesale prices go negative from surplus renewables.
If you have solar and an eligible battery, Amber’s SmartShift™ can help accelerate the renewable transition by automating your system - exporting power to the grid when wholesale prices are high and charging when prices are low.
If you’re interested in installing solar and/or a battery, we're happy to work with you to find the right package as well as installer for your home. Find out more
If you had charged your EV during the cheapest two hours of each day last year (FY20-21), these are the real wholesale prices you would have paid in each state with Amber.
In the coming months, Amber will launch our SmartShift technology for EVs. This technology will automate your EV charging so that it always takes place at the greenest and cheapest time—without you needing to lift a finger. Register your interest if you’d like to be notified when SmartShift for EVs is released by clicking the link below.