Morena, so cool to see the inbound coming to you and your business when you put yourself out there!!
On the charging rates, basically ‘rate’ for claiming (that businesses use for employees who claim mileage from their employers) is 76c per KM. There really is no issue in my view with charging your clients for travelling to them, you just need to work out if you charge this fee, or you charge a lower rate – but not charging just means you going backwards, which does not help you stay in business.
You also raise a really good point around being more sustainable with this and taking care of our environment, so the EV option is really good – what I would do is start experimenting before we bite off a big capital purchase or lease, such keep using your current asset, see if the business outside of the region keeps coming and then if you have confidence it is there, then maybe it gives you the ability to invest.
Good luck – so cool to see you on TV yesterday, and also your reflections on Insta last night – keep that coming!