Electric Vehicles registered in NZ

Public charging locations in NZ

Different EV models available

Tonnes of CO2 emissions saved

Plug-in Porsche Cayenne electrifies

By Dave Moore. The concept of a hybrid Porsche is well established now, even on the racetrack where prototype race cars and the marque’s 918 coupes and convertibles demonstrate how useful electric power is in terms of adding to performance, as well as saving the... read more

Get out of the driver’s seat, human

By Chris Taylor. Here are two things we know about human beings: First, they are nowhere near as good at driving as they like to think. Second, they are very resistant to change, even when that change will prevent millions of deaths. How bad at driving are we? In the... read more

Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

By Chris Taylor. The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We’ve known this for a long time, but the speed and the matter-of-factness with which it is moving from prototype to actual product still has the power... read more

For a healthier and more prosperous future for all of New Zealand!


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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Discounted attendance at events and conferences


Opportunities to speak at events and contribute to editorials


Opportunity for Work Stream participation to help shape the path forward


Access to professional advice from Drive Electric and our members


Industry networking and referrals


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