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what is an ev?

Technologically superior.
Cleaner, faster, smarter, cheaper.
Welcome to the future of transport.

‘EV’ stands for electric vehicle. EVs are plug-in vehicles powered at least partly by electricity. This includes battery electric vehicles, (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The term ‘EV” doesn’t just cover cars – heavy transport, marine transport, planes, scooters, bicycles and motorcycles can all be powered by electric motors!

EVs are rapidly gaining popularity because they have a myriad of advantages in comparison to internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs).

  • Thousands of studies have proven EVs to be better for the environment and human health.
  • With no clutch or gears EVs can accelerate smoothly and quickly; they often feel like you’re driving a sports car.
  • A fully electric car has fewer moving parts, so they come with less ongoing maintenance costs.
  • EVs are very cheap to run because they do not rely on petrol or diesel (both of which are skyrocketing in price in New Zealand!).