Ampol announces partnership to support fleet EV adoption

The agreement will see the oil giant work with the Australasian Fleet Management Association (AfMA) on annual events, networking, branding and research opportunities.

With 500 member organisations, AfMA is responsible for over 500,000 fleet vehicles throughout Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The self-funded, not-for-profit industry body helps organisations develop safe, cost-effective and sustainable fleets of vehicles. 

Brent Merrick, Executive General Manager, International and New Business at Ampol, said the partnership would support the exploration of new opportunities for major fleets to take up electric vehicle (EV) technology. 

“When we engage with our business customers, purchasing intentions for EVs remain strong, particularly among our fleet customers. Large businesses generally have developed plans to decarbonise their businesses and operations, and a shift to EVs in fleet vehicles is an obvious area to accelerate as they look to make this transition.

“This agreement will allow us to build further relationships with fleet businesses, while exploring growth opportunities in e-Mobility with Australia’s leading transport fleet businesses as we continue to rollout our AmpCharge EV charging solution nationally,” said Merrick. 

Mace Hartley, Executive Director of AfMA, said the partnership would give AfMA a unique opportunity to increase its reach across many more organisations than previously possible. 

“This corporate partnership will enable AfMA to amplify its initiatives across tens of thousands of SMEs, while providing its members with unique opportunities to participate in workshops and real-life trials of e-Mobility and EV charging solutions.

“This mutually beneficial partnership will deliver outstanding opportunities for customers and members alike as all benefit from the collective strength of Ampol and AfMA.

“AfMA is excited by Ampol’s vision of a decarbonised transport sector, and their leadership is helping their customers during their transition,” he said. 

Ampol’s EV charging infrastructure solution, AmpCharge, continues to be rolled out across the country with 360 charging bays across 140 locations to be complete by the end of 2023. 

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