Electrification is certain in the future vehicle fleet

We haven’t witnessed such changing times in the automotive business since the introduction of emissions laws in the 1990s, writes Allan Whiting.

SA launches counterattack on federal cuts

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has initiated a campaign against the Abbott government’s Budget cut of $5.5 billion to the state that will impact on health and education.

Holden departure throws open government fleet business

By Julian Bajkowski Government fleet buyers across Australia in all sectors will be forced to reassess their procurement plans after iconic carmaker General Motors Holden confirmed that it will cease local production in 2017, leaving Toyota as the last onshore manufacturer. The confirmation has big implications for the federal fleet sector as well as Victorian […]

Could Abbott be issued a Camry?

Analysis: Julian Bajkowski Cost conscious Prime Minister Tony Abbott and hundreds of his fellow parliamentarians could soon have to get to work in a more humble Toyota Camry if Holden stops manufacturing operations in Australia. At least that’s the case if previous local vehicle procurement preferences for the federal sector are maintained. As prestige European […]

Fleet managers warn of safety risks in FBT changes

By Julian Bajkowski The Australian Fleet Management Association (AFMA) has intensified its campaign against Canberra’s removal of longstanding concessions for new car buyers under the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) regime, warning the changes could undermine both fleet and road safety. The national group, which represents both fleet buyers and sellers, says surveys it conducted during […]

Toyota hybrids plug into Victorian GoGet trial

By Paul Hemsley Melbourne’s inner north is set to become a real-life car testing ground for innovative vehicle rental service GoGet Australia which has said it will to use four new Toyota hybrid electric vehicles to determine how well the cars work in the “real word conditions” of the city’s densely populated areas. The commercial […]

Holden’s subsidy demand spells more doubt for fleet buyers

By Julian Bajkowski and Paul Hemsley Australian public sector fleet buyers are facing fresh uncertainty over the future of General Motors Holden’s domestic manufacturing operations Australia after the carmaker reportedly demanded another $265 million from the federal government in addition to the $275 million that Canberra has already committed to keep the Aussie icon’s factories […]

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