The Benefits of the Novated Lease FBT Exemption for Electric Vehicles

The idea of transitioning to electric vehicles has recently become more popular. With the numerous incentives and benefits, it’s easy to see why. One of these incentives is the Novated Lease FBT Exemption for electric vehicles. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of the Novated Lease FBT Exemption for electric vehicles, how it works, how to take advantage of it, and the pros and cons of the Novated Lease FBT exemption.

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Letter from Kim 2022

To the fingo family   After the previous 2 years of dealing with successive lockdowns and their far-reaching global impacts, we entered 2022 with a slight sense of trepidation, however, we finally feel like we’re getting back to “business as usual”. All this uncertainty in the car market has helped us develop an understanding of … Continued

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EV Charging Rates Explained

Level 1 chargers are ones that connect to a standard 240V wall socket, meaning you can charge up your vehicle practically anywhere with a wall plug. These are the slowest level of chargers, giving you roughly 10km of range per hour. Level 2 chargers are the next fastest. Included in Level 2 are dedicated home charging stations (hardwired chargers) and public AC charging stations.
Level 3 chargers include DC fast chargers and are the fastest way to juice up your EV.

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Do You Need A Dedicated Home Charging Station For Your EV?

Dedicated home charging stations are something that many EV owners opt for. They generally have higher amperage and can juice up your car at a quicker rate than plug-in chargers. But if you’re not down for the electrician’s fees and higher price of the unit itself, the good news is: you don’t actually have to install a hard-wired charging station. Plug-in, portable chargers offer an alternative to hard-wired charging stations.

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Can You Take Your EV To Your Local Mechanic For Servicing?

While there have been considerable reports of people heading to the mechanic in an EV, only to be turned away, there are some mechanics who are qualified to work on EVs. An easy thing to do is simply call your local mechanic and ask them whether they can service your ride. They’ll ask you what needs doing, and they’ll take it from there. Regardless of whether or not your local mechanic can service your electric vehicle, you don’t need to visit a mechanic very often, anyway.

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Do Electric Cars Need Less Servicing?

It’s true: electric cars need to be serviced less than petrol cars. This primarily comes down to the fact that electric cars have batteries, and not engines. Engines are quite complicated little buggers, with loads of different parts; pistons, head gaskets, radiator, coolant tanks and many more. When you service your internal combustion engine car, the bulk of the work gets done on the engine – things like oil changes, spark plug changes, engine filters, transmission coolant flushes, drive belt care and more.

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