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Fran has worked for over 40 years in the Commercial Transport industry in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and New Guinea, and has a proven track record of assisting large multinationals enter new markets and expanding their existing transport operations.
As the National Transport & Risk Manager for EnviroNZ, Fran combines his experience with the latest in innovative design and disruptive technology, to help the company achieve its competitive edge. Fran is passionate and goal focused, with his most recent success being the development and deployment of the first fully electric powered waste collection vehicle in Australasia.
Electrified transport is a hot topic currently. The price premium to drive an electric vehicle can be seen as a positive as it buys the building industry time to put plans in place and ready itself for the rush as prices begin to drop.
The automotive and electrical industries are having to learn a lot about each other, but the building industry must have an understanding of both to ensure facilities cater for EV charging requirements.
But there are so many new terms, it can be hard to know what is actually required. Understanding the power and energy an EV needs (and not what it could take) is essential to ensuring buildings are prepared, without making mistakes based on misinformation.
Simplifying EV charging and working out what is important will minimise the chance of making costly mistakes. Everyone is in this together and it is vital we learn from what has already been done (both good and bad) and the lessons gleaned along the way.