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Rapid electric vehicle chargers unveiled in CBD

By Grant Bradley. Vector has launched the first rapid electric vehicle chargers in downtown Auckland. The two chargers, which can each replenish EV batteries in 15 to 30 minutes, were unveiled at Vector’s Hobson St substation yesterday. During the next eight... read more

Kaiwaka charging into the future

Dee West outlines the installation of the first Charge Net NZ fast charger in New Zealand. Kaiwaka is helping Electric Vehicle owners from Northland and Auckland to travel freely to and from the “Winterless North”. Jaques Foursquare in Kaiwaka is home to the first of... read more

Jaguar plans an all electric SUV for 2017

By Steve Hanley. Jaguar says it will introduce an all electric SUV with 300 miles of range by 2017. The timing is critical, as Audi says its electric SUV, the Q6 e-tron quattro, will begin sales in 2018 and the Tesla Model X will begin volume sales in 2016. The... read more

Videos of the month

EV owners are an active lot and have a good grasp of technology.  Not surprising really, given that an EV is really about technology.  Here are some videos of EV owners in action in New Zealand. The first is an event organised in Christchurch: NZs Largest Gathering of... read more

Rapid charging in Auckland

By Sandy Hodge, External Relations Manager, Vector With the launch of Vector’s first EV rapid charging station in Auckland last week, EV drivers can heave a sigh of relief. Now visitors to the city can be assured that they can fully charge up in under half an hour.... 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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Opportunities to speak at events and contribute to editorials


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– advance your knowledge about EVs and the opportunities they offer for you and your business
– extend your EV network
– help you make the switch to EVs in your fleet
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