Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Electrify your fleet 

While Australia has been slow to take up EVs, recent changes in policies and incentives, infrastructure, supply and costs will help drive EV take-up in the next few years.  

With more EVs entering the market regularly and the cost of production and battery technologies coming down, EVs are becoming more accessible and more popular than ever.

If you’re wanting to drive your Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals forward by reducing emissions and supporting clean energy initiatives, then we’re excited to help you transition your fleet into EVs. We can provide an in-depth analysis of your existing fleet and identify any areas of efficiency to achieve desired outcomes across cost, safety, and sustainability.

A smart transition to net zero emissions

We can help take the performance of your fleet to the next level and assist you in reaching sustainability goals by reducing your fleet’s overall emissions. Read more about how we can support you in your EV journey.

Transitioning to EVs 

Contribute to a greener future by electrifying your fleet. Using a variety of tools such as telematics, the use of pool cars and safety programs, we can help take the performance of a fleet to the next level and help you reach your sustainability goals by reducing your fleet’s overall emissions. This can be achieved by implementing a combination of initiatives such as efficient vehicle utilisation, car sharing, pool bookings and a transition of your fleet towards EVs.


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Depending on your business needs, our team may suggest one or more of these solutions that are fit for purpose. Smartfleet helps fleets achieve a seamless transition towards a more sustainable outcome through these steps.

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Charging your EV

There’s not just one way to charge your EV. Depending on the type of EV you have, it will take in a set amount of power and that will determine how long it will take to charge. This may seem complicated at first, but we’re here to help simplify the process for you. 

The type of electric car and the charging station type will determine how quickly an electric car will charge. However, the majority of electric cars support DC fast charging which allows a car to charge in minutes. In addition to providing RFID cards for public charging options, we can also help you assess and organise installation of the appropriate infrastructure for your needs. 

Benefits of having EVs in your fleet 

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As a business, when you choose to transition your existing fleet to an EV fleet, it can:

Help your organisation become more sustainable, efficient and cut down on operational costs. 

Make you an active player in contributing to Australia’s net zero emissions target by 2050. 

Provide significant cost-savings as EVs are also cheaper to run, maintain and service.

Due to the nature of their operations, fleet cars often end up clocking more kilometres and may also have higher expenses for fuel and maintenance, making sustainability a core issue that needs to be addressed. At Smartfleet, we’re also here to help provide a variety of finance solutions as per your budget needs. You can leave the hassle of managing your fleet to us, and we can do the hard work for you to ensure your fleet is operational in the most cost-effective manner. 

Electric Car Discount Policy

The Electric Car Fringe Benefits Tax Exemption legislation was introduced in November 2022. Any eligible new EVs purchased after 1 July 2022 or second-hand EVs first registered after the same date are exempt from the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) if they fall below the luxury car tax threshold ($89,332 in FY2023-2024). Any import tariffs (where previously applicable) are also waived.

This reduces the cost of EVs for fleet-operated businesses because the exemption from FBT is applicable to EVs where the employer is providing benefit vehicles to their employees and those vehicles have a private use component.

Discounts are available to the following types of EVs below the threshold:

  • Battery Electric Vehicles;
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (exemption will end on April 1st 2025, with exemptions being applied for existing leases until they expire).

Check the ATO website for the latest guidance.

If your organisation would like to transition to EVs, then we’d love to help.