Roev abandons Hilux EV conversion dream

Here’s the announcement that can be found on the website. Over the last few years, Roev has passionately pursued the electrification of transportation, primarily dedicating ourselves to finding viable paths to scale electric conversions of the Toyota HiLux. We believe in the potential of conversion models and see re-use as an exciting long-term solution. However, […]

EVSE offers discounts on replacement DC chargers to regain industry confidence

EVSE City of Newscastle DC charger replacement
In the wake of recent challenges faced by the EV industry, particularly in the DC charging space, EVSE, in collaboration with Ocular Charging, is working hard to support the industry and regain confidence in electric DC charging. EVSE’s signature DC charger replacement service is being offered at a significant discount, ensuring savings on an upgraded […]

Ford partners with Evie to offer home charger

Ford Australia has announced a partnership with Evie Networks to offer charging solutions to new and existing EV customers. The new EV Charging Package includes a Teltonika Teltocharge 7.4kW single-phase wallbox, five-metre tethered cable with Type 2 connector, and a smartphone app enabling charge scheduling and remote control New and existing Mustang Mach-E, E-Transit and […]

Fleets collateral damage in EV price war

Price cuts are great for new car buyers, but the same can’t be said for those selling the same models on the used market, which is why the spate of recent EV price cuts might be hurting fleet operators.  Fluctuations in new car pricing became commonplace during the turbulent COVID-19 period, largely due to material […]

How much is a used electric truck worth?

SEA Electric 2022 300-85EV on sale in 2024 at Pickles
Pickles auctioned an SEA Electric truck this week. I think it’s the first used electric truck to hit the used market in Australia so I was watching the bidding over the four day auction with great interest. The 2022 SEA Electric 300-85EV had only travelled 3,320 kilometres and was previously operated by a plastic bag […]

New ADR adds a soundtrack to fleet carparks

ADR for AVAS EV sound
Pedestrians will soon be safer around quiet cars, trucks and buses travelling at low speeds with the Albanese Government introducing a new design rule to make electric vehicles safer. The Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems (AVAS) is a safety alert or sound, emitted when an electric vehicle is travelling at low speeds in car parks, intersections, […]

PHEVs sales increase in 2024

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV fleet front badge
PHEVs are one of the most technologies misunderstood by Fleet Managers while retail new car buyers are happily choosing this powertrain option. With the FBT Exemption scheduled to end on 31st March 2025, it appears that PHEVs have found some supporters according to the latest VFACTS results. Deliveries of PHEV surged in the first quarter […]

EV charging requirements and range anxiety debunked

Presentation at EROAD Fleet Day Christchurch _Glen Inkster Transnet
Speaking at the EROAD Fleet Day in Christchurch, New Zealand, eMobility Division Manager at TransNet, Glenn Inkster, highlighted the need to simplify EV charging for fleet buyers.  “One of the challenging things with understanding EV charging is this statement here, ‘an EV with a 7.4 kilowatt onboard charger will charge at 3.7 kilowatts when plugged […]

Cox Automotive deploys EV battery health solutions across Manheim Auctions

Manheim will soon offer detailed EV battery health reports for used vehicles
Cox Automotive has announced the rollout of a solution that will help fleets sell their used EVs to buyers with confidence. It will measure the EV battery health for each specific vehicle VIN across Manheim Auctions, as well as expanding its LotVision system of reporting for battery health. The VIN-specific solution, developed by Cox Automotive’s […]