FBT Exemption bolsters driver assigned EVs

Interleasing, the fleet business of listed salary packaging and asset services group McMillan Shakespeare, expects a surge in driver-assigned electric vehicles (EVs) and home charging for work-related EVs, as organisations seek to capitalise on the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) exemption. Until now organisations have prioritised pool cars to test introducing EVs into their fleets. But […]

The power of an old EV battery

Dickson Leow, GM Circular Hybrid and EV Power Solutions for the IM Group, has been named general manager of a new group Infinitev, a business born to reuse end-of-life electric vehicle batteries. Infinitev was launched in November 2022 and its primary purpose is to ensure expired electric vehicle batteries get a second life and not […]

What’s happening with EV trucks in 2023?

Alina Dina, director energy, climate and  circular economy at Deloitte hosted a webinar in November titled “Level Up EVs in 2023: What do Australia & NZ need?” She was wearing her cap as lead of the Australia and NZ chapter of the professional association Women of Electric Vehicles, an association of women working in the electric vehicle […]

The EROAD to sustainability

“Sustainability means a lot to us because if you’re looking at the value of EROAD it’s: We are here to create safer and more sustainable roads. It has always been part of our value as a company,” said Ginger Li, sustainability product manager at EROAD, a telematics and fleet management group operating in New Zealand, […]

New tax rules for EVs – novated leasing to explode

The changes to Australia’s tax laws late November, exempting electric vehicles from fringe benefits tax, is likely to mean a boom for the novated leasing industry. The cutting of the FBT on certain EVs is designed to drive up adoption of electric vehicles, particularly among business fleets, by making them more affordable compared with traditional […]

New Government sparks rapid EV adoption

Fleet News Group podcast host Caroline Falls talks with Evenergi managing partner Steve Lewis about how rapidly the climate has changed for EV adoption in the last six months, since his in-depth presentation at the AfMA fleet conference in May. Click here to listen to the full podcast on Spotify. Or click here to listen […]

Australia EV sales get their gallop on

It’s happening. Electric vehicle sales are getting a bit of a gallop up. Some 26,356 new light vehicles sold in Australia in the nine months to the end of September were EVs, according to the Electric Vehicle Council’s latest “State of Electric Vehicles” report. That’s 3.4 per cent of all new light vehicles sold, and […]

Joe Sofra, CEO at ANC, talks EV transition

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Last-mile delivery group ANC’s CEO, Joe Sofra, talks about transitioning his fleet of 1,000 vehicles to electric, and concerns about charging infrastructure, in this Fleet New Group podcast. “At the moment my point of anxiety isn’t necessarily around being able to source vehicles. My point of anxiety is much more around the supporting infrastructure to charge […]

WEX is riding the EV wave

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“I’m a lifelong surfer … an outdoor enthusiast and so the ocean environment has always been in my direct line of sight,” said Jay Collins, US-based senior vice president and general manager of EV and mobility at global fuel card brand WEX Inc. Collins was speaking to Fleet News Group’s Caroline Falls from his US […]