A smarter way to transition to a low emission fleet

Remove the guesswork

ORIX’s eTrial allows businesses to road test zero and low emission vehicles (ZLEV) 

in their fleet without committing to long-term leases. 

 

 ORIX will help you understand and assess what impact the electrification of transport 

and charging infrastructure will have on your fleet. These learnings will assist in the design and development of 

a robust, low-carbon emission plan to help meet your sustainability goals.

Why run an eTrial?

By running an eTrial, you’ll gain a realistic understanding the operational practicalities of ZLEV,

 including ZLEV capabilities, charging infrastructure on regular routes, and most importantly driver satisfaction.

The benefits of zero and low emission vehicles

Reduce costs

Less maintenance

Lower emissions

Supports your environmental targets

How does it work?

Whether you’re an early adopter or just starting the journey, getting the right advice to build a more sustainable fleet makes
good environmental and business sense.

Our five-step roadmap can help your business build a fit-for-purpose fleet to meet your environmental goals while considering the operational practicalities.

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1. Review

Investing time upfront to understand your business’s operational practicalities, employee attitudes and environment goals is vital. We engage with you and your with key business stakeholders to develop a framework to include all fleet variables

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2. Test

To remove the guesswork, we offer an eTrial allowing businesses test ZLEVs in their fleet without committing to long-term leases. Our real-life trial lets you test operational practicalities, charging infrastructure, charging downtime analytics, vehicle whole-of-life costs, and driver satisfaction.

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3. Assess

Using the results from the eTrial, we can develop an end-to-end transition plan to support your business and minimise disruption to your operations and drivers. We’ll use our detailed reporting to monitor your fleet during the transition to ensure all runs to plan.

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4. Implement

It’s no surprise the implementation stage is the most complex. To make it simpler, we’ve developed turnkey solutions to support you every step of the way.

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5. Refine

Fleet transition plans are not a set and forget. They’ll continue to evolve, reflecting changing government policy and vehicle availability. We work with our clients, constantly using learnings to deliver smoother and operationally practical transition plans.

Our turnkey solutions include:

eTrial

How do I identify the right fit-for-purpose ZLEVs for my fleet?

Trialling EV models is a way for fleet managers to assess whether these vehicles are suitable for the business’s requirements, before making any significant commitments. It’s an opportunity to explore how much downtime EVs will need to recharge and how far they can travel before they need to be plugged in. There’s no one-size-fits-all model for deploying EVs. It’s important to find out what works best for your business, depending on your specific requirements. 

Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

How do I identify the right charging infrastructure for my fleet?

ORIX will work with preferred charging partners to help your business find optimum domestic and public charging solutions.

  • Provide funding for charging infrastructure​ with no initial financial outlay
  • Manage charger installation and upgrade of electrical infrastructure through the preferred partners
  • Provide alternate solutions for load management through the preferred partners

Payment Management & Reporting

How do I develop a policy to reimburse employees for the cost of charging company’s vehicle at home?

ORIX will work with you to establish a budgeting process to track all your ZLEV costs.

  • Consolidation and recharging of public and private charging sessions through monthly billing
  • Reimbursement portal for employees for home charging
  • API integration with multiple charging suppliers

Carbon Offset

How can I reduce carbon footprint and meet sustainability goals?

Carbon offset accreditation – We can help your business calculate fleet emissions and provide verified carbon offsets to meet environmental targets.

ZLEV selection and reporting – We’ll work with you to determine the most suitable vehicles to align with your sustainability goals.  Carbon offsets may allow you to consider a broader range of fleet vehicles including zero and low emission as well as hybrid electric and traditional internal combustion engine vehicles.   We’re evolving our fleet management platforms to incorporate ZLEV relevant data in our reporting, delivering valuable insights to businesses.

Evolving vehicle policy – We can advise on new vehicle policies to reflect zero and low emission vehicle behaviours including manufacturer recommendations.

Fleet Transition

How do I develop a fleet alternative fuel plan?

We will help you smoothly transition your fleets by providing practical operational solutions, training, and educational tools.

We can formulate a transition plan and work with you in identifying assets that can be transitioned to ZLEVs.

Proven success with electric vehicles

“Trialling a rental EV model is a way for fleet managers to assess whether these vehicles are suitable for the business’s requirements, before making any significant commitments.”
Grant Harrison
General Manager - Rental & Mobility
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Electric vehicle trial a step on Goodman Fielder’s path to zero emissions

ORIX recently supported Goodman Fielder to run a three-week electric vehicle (EV) trial in Brisbane as part of the company’s efforts to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

Goodman Fielder is continually assessing how it can reduce its environmental impacts and pursue decarbonisation strategies throughout its Australian supply chain. It has already demonstrated it is a clean energy leader, with its operations now powered by 100% renewable electricity, beating its 2025 target to achieve this goal1.

Fulton Hogan and ORIX launch their first SEA Electric truck

Large infrastructure construction, roadworks and aggregate supplier company Fulton Hogan, in collaboration with ORIX Australia Corporation Limited, have launched their first all-electric SEA Electric commercial truck.

The SEA Hino 917 EV will be used by Fulton Hogan as a road sign and maintenance truck in a local city council in Melbourne, Australia at the City of Port Phillip.

Fulton Hogan CEO – Infrastructure Services, Matthew MacMahan says the team is excited to introduce the first fully electric maintenance vehicle into their fleet. “The technology aligns with Fulton Hogan’s commitment to sustainable transport and roadworks solutions,” he said.

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Our five-step roadmap can help your business build a fit-for-purpose fleet to meet your environmental goals while considering the operational practicalities.

As one of Australia’s leading fleet leasing specialist, we have developed a five-step roadmap in this guide as a result of decades of experience working with scores of clients.

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Navigating your way to a decarbonised fleet

Whether you’re an early adopter or just starting the journey, getting the right advice to build a more sustainable fleet makes good environmental and business sense. The difficulty is translating a sustainability strategy into action as often there’s a lack of information or experience available to help develop and execute the plan, with many businesses looking for direction and advice.

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Our partners

To help support businesses transitioning to more sustainable vehicles, ORIX Australia has partnered with leading charging infrastructure and carbon offset providers.

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Speak to us about how ORIX can help your business, get in touch today.

Start here

To learn more about how we can help your business transition to a more sustainable fleet, talk to one of our Business Managers today.

Richard Lyon

Richard Lyon

Business Manager – Fleet Solutions