The largest study of the factors involved in fleets adopting Electric Vehicle in Australia, has found limited action from Federal Government, high purchase costs and limited availability are the key stumbling blocks in taking on EVs.
The survey was initiated by the Australasian Fleet Management Association and the NSW Department of Planning.
The survey heard from 177 organisations, both private and public, who control almost 70,000 vehicles.
Many organisations have set targets to become carbon neutral. Transport contributes almost 18% of Australia’s total emissions, so converting fleets is important but challenging.
Larger fleets are most likely to have reached a higher level of EV maturity
- purchase cost (60%)
- cost of setting up workplace infrastructure (45%)
- limited choice (34%)
Are further stumbling blocks
Despite COVID, over a half of respondents indicated their purchase decisions are still based on “business as usual” whilst a quarter said its “watch and wait”.
Im David Brown
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