Electric vehicle adoption in Australia continues to go from strength to strength and in June accounted for 8.8% of new vehicle sales. While consumers are adopting EVs at an increasing rate, there is also the commercial world that needs to transition.
Salesforce Tower is Sydney’s tallest office building and is home to the Australian arm of the global Salesforce CRM business. Located at Level 7/180 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, it now features a communal fleet of Tesla vehicles available for workers to use.
The service is run by shared mobility service Outbound.
The cars can be reserved, paid for, and accessed through the Outbound app. Users can even unlock and drive the vehicles using their phones. This service provides an easy solution for staff who need to head off-site for business meetings, personal errands, or even weekend getaways.
The intention is to provide an alternative for workers who commute on foot or public transport, offering them a state-of-the-art Tesla at their disposal while saving on vehicle and parking costs.
Rates range from $20 per hour to $220 for an all-inclusive weekend.
This move signifies a major stride in Sydney’s transition towards a greener and more sustainable future.
A similar setup is also planned to be launched in the $400 million Merchant House commercial redevelopment on Kent Street next year, and at the 330-unit Newlands residential community in St Leonards upon its completion in 2025.
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore supports the concept, given her longstanding push for fewer cars in the CBD. She notes that Salesforce Tower is home to some of Australia’s most exciting climate technology startups, which contribute to reducing Australia’s carbon emissions.