The launch of the Electric Cat Club at 180 George St marks a significant milestone in the city's transition towards a more sustainable future and sets the benchmark for a new standard of work in Sydney. Outbound aims to revolutionize the way tenants move by providing a premium and eco-friendly transportation experience. Members gain exclusive access to a cutting-edge fleet of Tesla Model 3 vehicles, allowing them to enjoy the convenience and luxury of emission-free driving while they work. Tenants can easily book and access their exclusive Tesla Model 3 within minutes by downloading the user-friendly Outbound app.
Outbound's exclusive service prioritizes convenience and flexibility, allowing tenants of 180 George St to effortlessly explore Sydney's urban landscape and surroundings whenever they need to. With flexible payment options available on an hourly or daily basis, tenants' different needs and purposes are catered for, whether they are traveling for professional client meetings, city exploration, or a weekend getaway. Outbound's commitment to sustainability ensures that users can embrace a mobility solution that aligns with their values while never compromising on style and comfort.
“The Electric Car Club is set to enhance the excellent connectivity of the Sydney Place precinct and extend the state-of-the-art amenity available to tenants.
“We’re finding that businesses continue to be drawn to high quality, next-generation workplaces that align with their culture and brand, and also help set them apart from competitors in attracting and retaining talent.”
Steve McGillivray, Project Director at Lendlease
“Lendlease’s Electric Car Club is a premium EV solution placing the customer at the centre of the new shared sustainability economy.
“It is an innovative and forward thinking offering to tenants, demonstrating how companies can create social value through real estate.
“One of the key insights from JLL’s latest global Future of Work Survey was that environmental and social aspirations will shape future real estate portfolio transformation. Nearly 8 out of 10 companies reported their employees expect their workplaces to have a positive impact on society.”
Andrew Ballantyne, NSW Managing Director, JLL
“Salesforce Tower will be home to some of Australia’s most exciting climate technology startups – these companies will help make a positive impact on the environment and contribute to reducing Australia’s carbon emissions.
“So, it’s fitting that Lendlease has partnered with Australian cleantech company, Outbound, one of the world’s most eco-friendly carshare brands to provide a sustainable transportation offering.
“At the City of Sydney, our vision is for net zero emissions across our local area by 2035. Given transport accounts for around 20 per cent of total emissions in our area, a shift to electric vehicles is an important part of our goal to hit net zero.”
Clover Moore, Sydney Lord Mayor
The deployment of three electric vehicles at 180 George St marks Outbound's largest installation to date and signifies their first commercial building partnership. Outbound's first EV installation took place at the Mantra at Sharks, a Gold Coast hotel, where the Tesla Model 3 became one of the amenities available to guests, akin to a pool or gym. The company has since signed agreements to expand their services to various other developments across Australia. This includes the introduction of their service at Newlands residential community in St Leonards, a $500 million project situated on Sydney's lower north shore, as well as the $400 million Merchant house redevelopment in the Sydney CBD.
"By providing an exclusive and environmentally conscious driving experience, we're catering to the growing demand for sustainable mobility solutions among businesses and individuals who value both luxury and environmental responsibility."
Luke Rust, Outbound CEO
Located within Lendlease's Sydney Place precinct at Circular Quay, Sydney's tallest commercial tower is home to the anchor tenant Salesforce, along with other notable organizations such as Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Tourism Australia, Greenhouse by Investible, The Executive Centre, Wellington Management, and more. Currently, Salesforce Tower has achieved an impressive 90 percent occupancy rate, with tenants progressively moving in throughout the year. The tower's prestigious location and diverse tenant roster contribute to its significance as a prominent hub of business and innovation in the heart of the city.
As the Sydney Place precinct nears completion, it has recently introduced 15 new retailers within a network of laneways on the ground level. Among them are renowned food and beverage experts such as Joel Best of Bar Besuto, Matt Whiley of Re, and Luke Whearty of Byrdi, who are preparing to open their respective bars and restaurants in the middle of this year. Additionally, the highly anticipated Jacksons on George, an iconic establishment, is scheduled to open its doors in September. These new additions bring an exciting array of dining and entertainment options to the precinct, further enhancing its reputation as a dynamic and thriving destination for tenants and visitors alike.