Sydney’s tallest office tower (Salesforce Tower) gets a fleet of Teslas EVs to share

    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.

    “It’s all about convenience. It’s a bit like ride sharing, except you do the driving – and they’re Teslas, which people love.

    The Electric Car Club makes it so easy to leave your own car home and save on that cost;
    and still have access to any part of Sydney.

    We are extremely proud to be partnering with Lendlease to offer this innovative new
    service at Salesforce Tower, bringing the future of transportation to the heart of the city.

    By providing an exclusive and environmentally conscious driving experience, we’re catering
    to the growing demand for sustainable mobility solutions among businesses and individuals
    who value both luxury and environmental responsibility.”

    Outbound CEO Luke Rust

    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.

    The Electric Car Club is set to enhance the excellent connectivity of the Sydney Place
    precinct and extend the state of the art amenity available to tenants.

    We’re finding that businesses continue to be drawn to high quality, next-generation
    workplaces that align with their culture and brand, and also help set them apart from
    competitors in attracting and retaining talent.

    Steve McGillivray, the Project Director of Lendlease

    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.

    Salesforce Tower will be home to some of Australia’s most exciting climate technology
    startups – these companies will help make a positive impact on the environment, and
    contribute to reducing Australia’s carbon emissions.

    At the City of Sydney, our vision is for net zero emissions across our local area by 2035.

    Given transport accounts for around 20 percent of total emissions in our area, a shift to
    electric vehicles is an important part of our goal to hit net zero.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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