In our latest meet the team interview, we talk with David Yarley, one of Driveline’s vehicle finance specialists based in Christchurch, but taking care of the South Island.
Tell us a bit about your background.
46, 3 kids, Capricorn. Home town Wellington, but very happily based in Christchurch. 1st baby born in Wellington in 1973! The biggest fan in New Zealand of the English progressive rock group Genesis.
Work – 16 years in leasing, business development and relationship management, with 14 of those with LeasePlan in Wellington and Christchurch, 18 months establishing Maxxia in the South Island.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Being the best Dad I can be to my 3 beautiful children.
Mountainbiking, hiking, football in the winter, watching rugby, football, cricket. Music, theatre, art, eating out, travelling.
What’s your dream car?
Tesla Model X
Where do you see the vehicle market in 10 years time?
The momentum towards more sustainable mobility solutions is definitely there. Some of the practical applications of EV or hybrid are restricted by how we use vehicles in New Zealand. Apart from Auckland and Wellington, which are our pure commuting cities, we use vehicles to explore our country, far more so than other countries do. So the logging equipment rep in the rural South Island might not be able to use a hybrid or EV until such time as the rangeability increases into mainstream vehicle offerings.
I see more people in younger age groups, especially in urban areas deciding that they don’t want, or need a vehicle. They will want to uber, rideshare, scooter, or they will want to use an app that can be used for all of their transport requirements.
Environmental considerations are going to play a huge role in determining the vehicle market in the next 10 years, with some manufacturers ceasing traditional combustion engine manufacturing by 2030, which crazy as it sounds is only 10 years away!
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