VivoPower International and its subsidiary Tembo EV Australia entered an agreement with the Evolution Group Holdings for the full electrification of its fleet of light utility vehicles for traffic management and fleet management. Under the agreement, Tembo Australia will convert existing and new vehicles to full electric over the next 5 years, and will have the first fully electrified utility vehicle certified and roadworthy in 2023.

Evolution Group Holdings has one of the largest fleet of vehicles for traffic management services across Australia and New Zealand, and is committed to vehicle electrification, the company said. “Evolution has selected Tembo
on the basis of their global experience, capability to deliver, training and change management credentials, as well as the broader VivoPower sustainable energy solutions offering,” Kerry Daly, chairman, said.

VivoPower said it will provide conversion electric-vehicle powertrain kits, ruggedization and customization, training and change management, and complimentary sustainable energy solutions. “Tembo is currently evaluating options and in discussions with financiers for establishing assembly facilities in Australia and is considering Southeast Queensland as a preferred location,” said Gary Challinor, chief operating officer.