States drive Feds to buy more Australian-made vehicles

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The South Australian and Victorian governments have gone on the offensive to embed Australian made cars into public sector procurement plans for fleet purchasing as a way to prop-up struggling local automotive manufacturers. South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Victorian Premier Denis Napthine have demanded that a majority of […]

COMCAR trials Holden electric car

Department of Finance and Deregulation agency, COMCAR has procured an electric Holden Commodore into its fleet for trial. COMCAR is the first Australian fleet to trial an Australian fully electric car with battery switch technology, according to a release from the Special Minister of State. The release said project is designed to demonstrate technical viability […]

LeasePlan manages SA fleet

Fleet management solution company, LeasePlan will manage and coordinate the South Australian Government fleet. Selected from a competitive tender process, LeasePlan will provide fleet management services and Pickles Auctions will dispose of state government fleet vehicles. The two contracts’ combined value is at $15.8 million over seven years, according to the South Australian Government. LeasePlan […]

Australia broken up over clean fleets

By Paul Hemsley Driving Australia’s clean fleet initiative has been an objective up for grabs by governments and private enterprise, but they are each taking the challenge without any centralised federal management. The federal government has a task group on energy efficiency, which considers the introduction of a mandatory light vehicle carbon dioxide (CO2) standard. […]

Coastal council blazes trail

Nambucca Shire Council has resolved to switch from owning and buying to outsourcing after a successful 12-month trial of Toyota Fleet Management services. The council received the first of its 13 vehicles to be leased from Toyota in late 2009 and is now outsourcing management of its entire fleet. Nambucca Shire Council manager of civil […]

Optimisation is key

Bishop Fleet Optimization, a world leader in fleet utilisation and audit services, has offices in Australia, New Zealand and the United States and will be launching into the UK market in 2011. Government News spoke to Derrick Bishop, BFO founder and managing director, about the key trends in fleet management. What are some of the […]


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