Government push needed on EV incentives

Huge progress has been made on growing New Zealand’s electric vehicle fleet in the last five years, but EV advocacy group Drive Electric wants the government to more clearly signal its intentions. Drive Electric chairman Mark Gilbert says looking back on a five-year...

Media: Christina Bu Tour

Drive Electric, with the support of co-sponsors Meridian and EECA hosted Global EV specialist Christina Bu in NZ from the 26th - 30th November.  During her stay, Christina attracted a lot of media coverage, in case you missed any of this - here are the links: The AM...
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Corporates back electric vehicles

Public enthusiasm for electric vehicles might be booming, but there’s also huge interest in the corporate world, with EV advocacy group Drive Electric recently adding new members. Jaguar Land Rover New Zealand, electrical products supplier Corys Electrical, Tyreline...
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EVs part of vehicle finance and insurance shake-up

Pictured above: Drive Electric board members Dean Sheed (far right) and Michelle Herlihy were on a panel discussing EVs at the Financial Services Federation’s conference alongside Oscar Ellison (far left), chief executive of car-sharing company YourDrive and lawyer...
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Drive Electric ramps up EV advocacy

Pictured above: Norwegian EV Association secretary general Christina Bu. Electric vehicle advocacy group Drive Electric has been promoting the uptake of EVs in New Zealand on several fronts during recent months. Its current activities include: 1. Drive Electric has...

Government action needed to boost EV numbers

Tax breaks are needed to achieve the Government’s long-held goal of having 64,000 electric vehicles on the road by the end of 2021, according to EV advocacy group Drive Electric. One scheme the Government should take a serious look at adopting is Drive Electric’s...

What’s on the horizon for electric transport?

When it comes to driving electric, changes are happening all the time – to prices, availability and technology of vehicles, and to the infrastructure that supports the movement here in New Zealand.


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Auckland Transport and Fullers360 media release

Waiheke bus network gets electrified The Waiheke community will see new electric buses on the islands’ roads from the middle of next year.  Auckland Transport and Fullers360’s Waiheke Bus Company have announced today plans for a fleet of electric buses...

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 Press Release

The 2019 EVworld NZ Champions Awards finalists are announced.  Judges Mike Underhill, Stella Stocks, Liz Yeaman and Rod Oram commended the overall impact of the work happening across New Zealand to champion EVs and the decarbonisation of New Zealand’s fleet, which was...

Political will needed to front the charge

I’m jolly following the festive period and electrified having watched the Evans boys do the business in the first Formula E event of their season. It’s a great competition and I hope the group working on a New Zealand round gets the support needed to make this happen...

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