FLEET Manager's column: Electric vehicles are front of mind

By intouch posted 04 December 2018 18:10


As I write this message, I am in Perth for the last of our 2018 Plant and Vehicle Management Workshops. As always, this series has seen a broad range of interesting topics and great engagement and discussion by attendees.

Rob_wilson_b_w.jpgFor the first time we included Newcastle in the program and we look forward to continuing to provide quality professional development to our fleet community in regional centres as well as capital cities.

One area that was of increased interest to attendees is electric vehicles. Increasingly, organisations are introducing hybrid and plug-in electric passenger cars to their fleet and in some cases, commitments have been made to heavy electric vehicles such as waste compactors. We will continue to monitor these interesting projects and report on developments as they occur.

At the Melbourne session we had a presentation by SEA Electric. SEA have a different approach and are working with organisations such as truck OEMs and specialist equipment manufacturers to apply their technology and provide plug in electric heavy vehicle options.

Key drivers of electric vehicles are developing more quickly than anticipated. Battery capacity and efficiency is rapidly improving and costs are reducing. It’s clear electric vehicles are here now and will be an increasingly important part of our fleet in the future.

Given the developments and interest in electric vehicles, we will be presenting a case study by Superior Pack at our 2019 IPWEA Australasian Fleet Conference in Brisbane, 25-27 March, 2019.

Secure your registration now and take advantage of early bird rates!

Rob Wilson 




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