Looking forward – 2016

Looking forward – 2016

In 2016 we will see a roll out of charging infrastructure across New Zealand. Beginning at the end of 2015, it will get underway in earnest in 2016 – Thanks to Vector, Charge Net, Z and a number of lines companies etc. The Government will announce an EV package...
Council checklist

Council checklist

Here are some suggestions for how councils can help encourage the uptake of EV. I welcome your feedback on this. Many thanks to Sigurd Magnusson for putting these ideas together. The key ideas are: Fleet pilot. Fleet transition. Public charging. Promote what the...

EVolocity

By Rob McEwen. The EVolocity programme, which features a high school competition in which teams design & build their own electric vehicles, as well as an end of year event at Ruapuna Motorsport Park in Christchurch showcasing electric vehicles and smart energy...
Chargers, chargers, chargers

Chargers, chargers, chargers

The roll out of fast chargers is underway in New Zealand. From Dunedin to Whangarei charging infrastructure is being deployed. Northpower and Whangarei take the prize for the first fast charger. Charge Net and Kaiwaka was next. Now Vector is in on the act with the...
Focus on a hero – Martin Kane, Timaru

Focus on a hero – Martin Kane, Timaru

This month’s hero is based in Timaru. Martin Kane is a Leaf owner with big plans for charging infrastructure in the rural South Island. His aim is to get enough charging stations in place, to drive his Leaf from Timaru across to the West Coast via the Haast Pass and...
Climate change and Paris

Climate change and Paris

Everyone is talking about COP21 and the outcomes. I remember reading in the late 1990s an analysis by a renowned expert on institutions, on why the Kyoto Protocol would fail. The point was that it was a legal, binding agreement so people would spend their time being...

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