• MTA NSW support senate inquiry into Holden departure

    First 5000     |      February 27, 2020

    The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW), an Employers Association representing over 3,000 automotive businesses in NSW, has welcomed today’s decision by the Federal Government of a Senate Inquiry into the withdrawal of the Holden brand by General Motors (GM).

  • Automotive industry needs a change of gears

    Tim Harcourt     |      February 24, 2020

    The announcement by General Motors (GM) that Holden will stop selling cars in Australia is a sad end to a proud national story.

  • 5 finance, maintenance tips for managing your company fleet

    Derek Lotts     |      February 20, 2020

    Regardless of whether you aim for your business to become the new FedEx or you want to attract large clients whose goods you would transport exclusively, your fleet should be your primary concern.

  • Positive results for automotive industry transition support

    First 5000     |      January 22, 2020

    The initial outcomes of transitional programs for the automotive industry was released in a report on Friday (17 December 2019).

  • Helping fleets to switch to electric vehicles

    First 5000     |      October 8, 2019

    ARENA, on behalf of the Australian Government, has provided $469,380 in funding to Evenergi to help businesses and consumers to make informed choices about electric vehicles (EVs), and help electricity networks to plan for the potential impact of EVs.

  • Hyundai Injects $6.2m in Car Sharing

    First 5000     |      September 17, 2019

    Hyundai has made an investment of $6.2m in car sharing platform Car Next Door, taking its total injection in the last 12 months to more than $8 million – and marking what is believed to be the biggest investment from an automotive manufacturer in an Australian service mobility player. 

  • Motorcycle commuters ready to ride

    First 5000     |      September 12, 2019

    On Monday October 7, Australia’s motorcyclists will kick Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week into gear, saddling up for a week of two-wheeled commuting.

  • MTA NSW initiative to help address automotive skills shortage

    First 5000     |      September 12, 2019

    The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW), an Employers Association representing thousands of automotive businesses in NSW, has developed a school-based program aimed at showcasing to High School students the opportunities available for apprenticeships within the automotive industry. 

  • Grants help drive automotive innovation

    First 5000     |      June 12, 2019

    Devices which pick up when drivers are getting tired and save on fuel consumption are among the projects to share in almost $2.5 million dollars in funding from the Morrison Government.

  • FCAI releases April 2019 new vehicle sales figures

    First 5000     |      May 7, 2019

    The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the peak industry body for the automotive industry has released the new vehicle sales figures for the month of April 2019. 

  • ANC introduces new 100% electric vehicles to NSW home delivery market

    First 5000     |      March 12, 2019

    ANC has unveiled its first commercial electric vehicle fleet, dedicated to its client IKEA’s last mile home delivery services in New South Wales.

  • February car sales down 9.3%

    First 5000     |      March 6, 2019

    The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has reported sales of 87,102 new vehicles during the month of February 2019. This represents a decrease of 9.3 per cent on the same period last year.

  • Australia makes gains on AV policy and legislation

    First 5000     |      February 13, 2019

    The KPMG 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index shows Australia is progressing well on automated vehicle (AV) policy and legislation.

  • Electric vehicles: they’re multiplying – it’s electrifying

    First 5000     |      January 25, 2019

    The NSW Government will invest millions in fast charging points for electric vehicles, trial electric bus services and commit to more electric and hybrid government vehicles as part of the ongoing transition towards cleaner transport options.

  • ANCAP Top Performers for 2018

    First 5000     |      December 29, 2018

    ANCAP, Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority, has revealed its top performing vehicles for 2018 – the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the Toyota Corolla and the Holden Acadia.