Interviews with leaders from the fleet management and leasing industry on topics of sustainability, technology and the shift towards electric vehicles.
Talking net zero with Philip Browne from Autorola Group
“A lot of our customers are looking to do business with people who are net carbon neutral,” Philip Browne, MD of Autorola, Australia, tells Fleet Auto News’ Caroline Falls in this podcast. Browne talks about soaring used car prices, the group’s lean marketing practices of used fleet vehicles, and how they helped the online auctioneer go carbon neutral.
“It's all about being lean, and, and looking at processes to eliminate wasteful, expensive processes and move everything to an online environment ,” said Browne.
A key point of difference between Autorola and competitors is that Autorola doesn’t have a central site for storing and selling used vehicles. It only shifts vehicles from the seller to the buyer, eliminating costs and carbon emissions associated with moving vehicles to an auction site.
Danielle Lackey from Motus in U.S.
In our latest Fleet Auto News podcast we talked to Danielle Lackey, chief legal officer at Motus, a software as a service business for route planning, and accounting for personal use of fleet vehicles, among other things. We talked about the landscape in the United States and the appetite for transport sustainability.
The data captured by Motus from the 300,000 drivers using its system underpins the Internal Revenue Service’s business mileage standard, or the amount that an individual can deduct for business vehicle expenses.
Motus has also captured and analysed emissions data from the myriad various vehicles in its orbit to create carbon emissions reporting products that enables its clients to measure and manage their own sustainability goals.
What is MaaS? We talk to Max Wang, Senior Product Manager at Intelematics to find out.
Max Wang, an architect of the RACV’s multi-model journey planning app Arevo, talks to Fleet News Group’s Caroline Falls for this podcast linked here about MaaS, or mobility as a service, and how it can help fleets meet sustainability goals.
For a lesson 101 on MaaS, Wang, now Senior Product Manager at Intelematics, a pioneer Australian telematics group and a unit of RACV, the royal automobile club of Victoria, said the term MaaS really refers to this idea of making transport as easy, accessible, and sustainable as possible.
Balz Eggengerger from Fleetcompetence talks about the EV adoption by fleets in Europe
Fleet News Group spoke to Balz Eggenberger, Founder of Swiss-based fleet management consultancy Fleetcompetence, about the way fleets are managing the transition to electric vehicles in Europe.
Eggenberger who works with 55 partners in Europe and the US said the pivot to sustainability has brought the top management to the table with fleet management. He talked about being involved in two big projects where general management has set sustainability targets.
The huge swing to EVs in Europe has been propelled by companies setting zero-emission targets for carbon.
Angeles Miranda, Ampol's Head of e-Mobility, explains how fast EV charging infrastructure is coming
Ampol’s head of e-Mobility Angeles Miranda talks to Fleet Auto News Caroline Falls for our podcast series about the Australian petroleum company’s rollout of a national electric vehicle charging network, called AmpCharge, and how fleets are making the transition to EVs.
In April 2022, Ampol announced it was rolling out an EV charging network at its petrol stations around the country, the first of which are set to open in June 2022.
How fleets are using technology to meet sustainability goals with Jason Jameson from HERE Technologies
Route planning can cut emissions as much as 20 percent is the takeaway from this podcast conversation with HERE Technologies’ Jason Jameson. Caroline Falls talks with the technology group’s general manager Asia Pacific about how technology can help organisations meet their sustainability goals.
“Sustainability is the big challenge of our time,” said Jameson, adding, “And from a business standpoint, it’s interesting because if you can reduce emissions, reduce the carbon footprint, as opposed to just offsetting it, you're really making a meaningful difference to the environment.”
Jameson said a 20 percent cut in emissions from route planning and optimisation is typical. He said idle times can be cut 20 percent, and estimated time of arrival on pickups and deliveries can be cut as much as 40 percent.