Cadillac EV to hit the roads in 2024

Jess Bala from General Motors with a Cadillac EV
Jess Bala, General Motors new managing director for Australia and New Zealand talks with Fleet News Group podcast host Caroline Falls about the US car company’s plans to bring the Cadillac brand down under, starting with the electric powered luxury SUV Lyriq in 2024. “The Cadillac brand, globally is going through a very big transformation […]

Drive Electric NZ’s E-Mobility report sees fleet as crucial

Counties Energy EWP truck with hybrid power to reduce emissions
“Our utes, vans and trucks tend to be higher-emitting, and driven much more regularly, so addressing adoption barriers for these vehicles will be crucial in the coming years,” is among the opening lines in the 78-page Drive Electric State of the Nation e-Mobility in New Zealand 2023 report. “Low availability and high costs of suitable […]

Webfleet’s ANZ chief talks about local EV drive

Webfleet stand at emobility live sydney
Johnny Clarke, Australian-based CEO of Europe’s biggest telematics group — the Bridgestone-held Webfleet, talked about the changing local EV landscape and lessons available from the northern hemisphere where adoption of low-emissions vehicle is ahead of Australia. “We’ve got that ability to take learnings from Europe and elsewhere and implement that into our knowledge sharing in […]

Resilience launches EVgle solar charger at eMobility Live

Siobhan Pearson Solar eagle ev charger
Resilience Design and Build launched its prototype for an off-grid charging station with its own awning at the eMobility Live expo at the Sydney International and Convention Centre in October. The station is called the EVgle — a play on the word eagle — as its foldable awning when fully splayed looks like the outstretched […]

Interview with Lex Forsyth, CEO at Janus Electric

Interview promo for Janus Electric CEO Lex Forsyth
Lex Forsyth, CEO and co-founder of Janus Electric, an Australian startup that converts diesel engine prime movers to battery electric, talks about the future of transport and swappable batteries for trucks in this edition of the Fleet News Group podcast. Janus Electric was founded in 2020 when co-founders Lex Forsyth and Bevan Dooley tested an […]

Podcast with EV battery recycler

Interview promo Dickson Leow on EV battery recycling
In this Fleet News Group podcast, host Caroline Falls talks with Dickson Leow, General Manager at infinitev, which saves spent electric vehicle batteries from landfill.  The interview was just a day after Leow presented at the inaugural Australian Battery Recycling and Manufacturing Summit where he had the opportunity to talk about what infinitev are doing. “Essentially Infinitev […]

Geotab sees demand for green fleet dashboards

Geotab, one of the biggest telematics providers in the world, said increasingly fleets are keen on developing a so-called Green Fleet dashboard. “It’s rather important when you look at the fact that 16 percent of greenhouse emissions basically come from the transport industry,” said Ben Hale, Geotab Australia’s EV, IoT and satellite solutions engineer, in […]

Interview with NZ EV Pioneer Liz Yeaman

Liz Yeaman, founder of NZ based transport consultancy Retyna, talks to Fleet News Group podcast host Caroline Falls about how she participated in NZ’s transformation to EVs almost 20 years ago, the upcoming Electro Mobility Summit in NZ she will be chairing next month, and the urgent need to adopt the technology we have in […]

Interview with Paul Fox from EVIE Networks

Paul Fox, co-founder of EVIE Networks, builder of Australia’s fast charging network, talks with Fleet News Group podcast host Caroline Falls about the exponential growth of electrification infrastructure, enthusiasm for electric vehicles in Australia and the shortage of them here and around the world. Among EVIE’s projects is, with support of ARENA, the Australian Renewable […]

Insurers grapple with EV pricing

Peter Johansson, principal risk engineer at Zurich Resilience Solutions, is a member of a team convened to put together a guide to help its clients transition to electric vehicles.  “There’s nothing out there that covers everything — from procurement, selection, energy, infrastructure, driver assessment, training, operation, crash, claim, repair, salvage, disposal, to end of life,” said […]