Supporting a low-emission future through QFleet Car Share
- 29 November 2019 10:26AM
QFleet’s Car Share initiative is a convenient solution for short-term travel that’s also helping agencies across government reduce costs and lower vehicle emissions.
A whole-of-government centralised motor vehicle pool, the Car Share initiative offers a fully automated, real-time vehicle booking, tracking, reporting and billing system.
QFleet Car Share Project Coordinator, Sheena Grenier said the service is a great alternative to using a leased vehicle, taxi or car rental for short trips.
“Car Share is very easy to use. Users can book online using a real-time calendar and instantly collect their vehicle,” Sheena said.
There are seven Car Share vehicle collection points in the Brisbane CBD, with plans to expand to greater Brisbane and regional locations as the service grows and more agencies come on board.
“The centralised car pool offers drivers a range of vehicle types and sizes – including plug-in electric and other low-emission vehicles – and allows users to share a ride with colleagues or other Queensland Government staff,” Sheena said.
QFleet Car Share plays an important role in supporting the transition to a cleaner, greener government fleet, in turn contributing to the Queensland Government’s Advancing Queensland Priority of protecting the Great Barrier Reef.
The introduction of low and zero-emissions vehicles is a focus of the QFleet Environmental Strategy and Electric Vehicle Transition Strategy for the Queensland Government motor vehicle fleet with a Hyundai IONIQ becoming the first fully electric vehicle to join the vehicle pool in February 2019.