Next generation Mini like an electric Go Kart

Mini electric my2024
The MINI Countryman, known for its minimalist design, sporty flair, and signature MINI handling, is expanding its lineup to offer even more options for those seeking a premium electric SUV in a novated lease to take advantage of the FBT Exemption. Initially launched late 2023 with two petrol variants – Countryman C and S ALL4, […]

Chery OMODA E5 EV coming to Australia

Chery Omoda e5 electric car Exterior charge cable socket
Chery has confirmed that it will launch its highly anticipated OMODA E5 electric vehicle (EV) in Australia. The stylish and sporty SUV is set to make its debut in the Australian market by mid-year 2024, marking a significant milestone in Chery’s brand expansion and commitment to delivering sustainable vehicles to Australian consumers. Characterised by its […]

LDV launches smaller electric van

LDV electric van
As businesses look to build sustainable fleets, electric vehicles are required to provide capability, comfort and value in a package that’s both commercially and economically viable – welcome to the all-new eDeliver 7, a fully-electric mid-size van from LDV, one of Australia’s leading commercial EV brands. Aimed squarely at sole traders, SMEs, transport companies and […]

Subaru Solterra – pricing and specifications

Latest specifications and pricing subaru solterra
Subaru Australia has confirmed the pricing and local specification for the all-new, all-electric Subaru Solterra SUV.  It will come with a 71.4kWh and a range of 485km with two variants (AWD and AWD Touring) priced perfectly for a novated lease and eligible for the FBT Exemption. Built on the e-Subaru Global Platform, the Solterra brings […]

Rear wheel drive and heaps of fun

MG4 electric on Sydney harbour
On my first drive of the MG4 at the launch another journalist (a better driver than me) had the pleasure of testing the MG4 through the curves and undulations of the winding roads of the national park south of Sydney. Neither of us realised until the tyres and suspension of MG4 were pushed to their […]

Kona EV – it feels normal which is great for a fleet transition

Fleet and novated lease vehicles will play an outsized role in Australia’s take up of electric vehicles, thanks in part to fringe-benefits tax exemptions and corporate sector emissions targets.  One of the single most significant new entrants to the landscape for 2024 is the second-generation Hyundai Kona Electric, follow-up to a vehicle that was many […]

All new electric Renault Kangoo E-Tech

Latest Renault Kangoo electric van e-tech
The all-new Renault Kangoo E-Tech electric van will launch in Australia in February 2024 with the short wheelbase version priced from $61,990 RRP. The long wheelbase variant arrives later in 2024 priced from $63,990 RRP. Renault has been a pioneer in electric mobility and a leader in electric commercial vehicles in Europe since 2011. First […]

What’s it like to drive an electric semi-trailer?

Volvo truck electric Edwin Higginson drive day FM prime mover
After stringent testing around the world in various applications, Volvo have developed a range of electric trucks that offer real zero emissions solutions, particularly for urban and regional distribution, with GCMs up to 44 tonnes.  Volvo are targeting a reduction in emissions from their Trucks and Buses by 40% per vehicle km by 2030, and […]

Hyundai IONIQ 5 – N sets benchmark for sporty EVs

Latest Hyundai Ioniq 5N EV
Since its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, Hyundai Motor Company’s IONIQ 5 N has been challenging preconceptions about the capabilities of electric vehicles (EVs).  “This is my first time driving an EV that can drift,” says Keiichi ‘DK’ Tsuchiya, the world-renowned Japanese professional racecar driver and ‘Drift King,’ in a video produced by […]

Renault Megane E-Tech crossover under FBT Exemption

Renault Megane E-Tech electric vehicle under FBT Exemption
ANCAP Safety, Australia and New Zealand’s independent voice on vehicle safety, has awarded the all-new Renault Megane E-Tech a coveted 5-star safety rating. Arriving in Australia now, all-new Renault Megane E-Tech is a 100% electric compact crossover that combines breakthrough design, an exhilarating drive, and a reimagined in-car experience. “We’re delighted that ANCAP has recognised […]