Electric Vehicles registered in NZ

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Different EV models available

Tonnes of CO2 emissions saved

Electric car, solar panel policies pushed by Nash

By Simon Hendery. Napier MP and Labour energy spokesman Stuart Nash says the Prime Minister and civil servants should use electric cars and all state houses should be fitted with solar panels. The ideas, shared with a Grey Power audience in Napier yesterday, are among... read more

UK electric fleet passes 32,500 mark

Combining figures from the Department for Transport with new data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals that the total number of electric cars and vans registered in the UK now exceeds 32,500 vehicles for the first time. The latest... read more

Free electric vehicle charger proving popular

Since last week’s launch of a free public EV charger at Vector’s Carlton Gore Road offices, there has been a steady stream of electric vehicles plugging in. From the head-turning, sleek lines of the BMW i8, to an EV SUV, all manner of cars have made use of the... read more

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The founding purpose of Drive Electric is “to assist New Zealand to realise health, environmental and economic benefits via the accelerated and orderly market uptake of plug-in electric vehicles and associated infrastructure.”

Drive Electric will achieve its purpose through education campaigns and user experience events aimed at New Zealand businesses and the public. Alongside these activities, we will establish a working group between government and industry to create and promote a roadmap to ensure our purpose is achieved in a way that maximizes positive benefits for our members and New Zealand.

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