Drive the renewable transition with your EV

What does Amber do for EVs?

Maximise your savings
By charging your EV when there is more renewables in the grid, you can enjoy significant cost savings.
An app that empowers
Our app not only allows you to monitor real-time energy prices, but also provides forecasts on renewable availability.
Support a greener future
By encouraging renewable-based charging, we're driving a significant increase in the utilisation of clean energy sources.

how can amber benefit you?

EV only
EV + Solar
EV + Solar + battery
As an Amber customer with an electric vehicle, you get to benefit from real-time wholesale prices for electricity. By scheduling your EV charging during times of high renewable energy availability and low wholesale prices (easily tracked via our Amber app), you can save significantly on charging costs.

On some occasions where the wholesale solar feed-in tariff goes negative, you're getting paid to charge your car. How good!
If you have both an EV and solar panels, Amber can help you maximise your savings and efficiency. During the day, your solar panels can provide energy to charge your EV, further reducing your reliance on the grid. When your solar output is low or during off-peak hours, you can draw from the grid at cheaper rates, allowing for economical and sustainable EV charging.
If you have an EV, home battery, and solar panels, Amber offers an optimal solution for energy management. During the day, you can use solar power to charge your EV and fill your battery. When solar output decreases, you can either use the stored power in your battery or draw from the grid during off-peak times. Amber’s dynamic pricing model and the power management via the app allows you to minimise costs and maximise the use of renewable energy.

The best part is that our Amber for Batteries automation technology does all of the above for you, which means you won’t need to lift a finger... Unless it’s to see how much $$$ you’re making!

Coming soon: Amber for EVs

Amber is already a great fit for someone with an EV - you can charge your car at cheaper, greener times of the day.

Looking ahead, this fit is going to turn from great to perfect. We're going to be introducing our innovative technology for EVs. This ground-breaking feature will completely automate your EV charging, ensuring it always happens when electricity is the cleanest and most cost-effective - all without any intervention from you. Stay tuned!

Common questions we get asked

How is Amber different to other energy providers?

Amber was founded by climate activist Dan Adams and techie mate Chris Thompson to solve the biggest problem holding Australia back from reaching 100% renewable energy: making it easier and rewarding for more Aussies to use more green energy and act on climate change. While other green energy providers focus on offsetting your fossil fuel energy use, we’re laser-focused on helping you reduce your fossil fuel use in the first place.

I'm on a green energy plan. Aren't I already using more green energy?

Right now, for anyone on a traditional retail energy plan - even a green energy plan - it’s very hard to actually use more green energy. We all draw power from the same grid and traditional plans don’t provide you with the tools you need - for example, live wholesale energy prices that drop when there’s more green energy in the grid, and the % of renewable energy in real time. Amber empowers you to make a choice.

What exactly are wholesale prices?

All energy retailers buy their electricity from the same wholesale electricity market, where prices are set every 30 minutes by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). The wholesale price is the true price for your usage that Amber (and other retailers) have to pay to provide you energy. 

It’s normal for the wholesale price to fluctuate up or down in each 30 minute period depending on supply and demand, encouraging more power generation when the grid needs it, and less when it doesn’t.

The wholesale price that Amber passes through includes wholesale energy costs (which vary every 30 mins), hedging costs (a small fee to cover the cost of offering our Amber price guarantee), the rates charged by your local network (who own the poles and wires), metering costs and regulated charges for environmental schemes and market operations. We also add on a carbon offset to make your energy use carbon neutral.

Amber makes nothing at all from your energy usage. Our $19/month subscription fee is our only margin for running Amber.

Check out this explainer to learn more about what drives the wholesale price up and down. You can find out more about what your bill with Amber would include here.

Why does Amber charge a subscription fee?

While Amber offers the same 100% Carbon Neutral and GreenPower plans as other electricity providers, our model goes a step further than the rest. For a $19 a month subscription, you get access to wholesale electricity prices and the Amber app which enable you to shift more of your energy use to when power is both greener and cheaper.

Unlike other energy retailers who charge a mark-up on the energy you use, Amber makes exactly $0 on your energy usage and empowers you to go beyond offsetting. We’re so committed to our ​​mission that the monthly fee is the only revenue we generate to run the business.

More helpful Amber FAQs

Our customers think we're


TrustScore 4.2 • From over 300 reviews, here are some favourites.