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Electric charging station opens in Newmarket

Electric vehicle charging station ready to go in Newmarket Via Driven Electric vehicle drivers can now charge up – for free – at a new charging station power company Vector has installed at its Newmarket office in Auckland. Vector CEO Simon Mackenzie said... read more

Weekend Marked the Shell Eco-Marathon in Detroit

By Anil Dayal. The Shell Eco-Marathon which was organized in Detroit brought teams of student teams one hundred and fourteen high schools and universities from the North, South and Central America. The marathon was not about speed but mostly about fuel efficiency over... read more

NZ’s greenhouse gas emissions soar

By Brian Fallow. Rise raises doubts about Govt target of 5% reduction from 1990 levels by 2020. New Zealand’s net emissions of greenhouse gases climbed 42 per cent between 1990 and 2013. Gross emissions, which exclude carbon flows relating to forestry and land... 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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