Your Stories

We purchased a brand-new Hyundai Ioniq in mid-October, just six weeks ago, and since then we’ve driven more than 1,300 km at a total cost of less than $7 for “fuel electricity” (which we spent at two ChargeNet rapid chargers in Whangarei and Kaiwaka). That’s possible...
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Media release: Driverless future on the horizon

Vehicles that can drive themselves might seem like something straight out of a science fiction film. But new research from Drive Electric shows autonomous vehicles will be a reality much sooner than many people think. The not-for-profit group’s latest white paper The...
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Media release: FBT “Switch” scheme for electric vehicles entering corporate fleets would drive more corporate demand

Not-for-profit group Drive Electric is encouraging the new government to look at a fringe benefit tax (FBT) innovation that would encourage corporate uptake of electric vehicles. Drive Electric’s suggested “Switch” scheme would involve the incoming EV attracting the...
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Shared EV Fleet for Christchurch

Drive Electric Member Yoogo, an innovative Kiwi fleet management company, has been selected by the Christchurch City Council to implement the largest transition of combustion engines to shared electric vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere. Supported by EECA’s Low...
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Chargemaster

New Member Profile – Nigel Broomhall of Chargemaster

In 2009 Meridian Energy’s electric vehicle program brought 3 commercial prototype Mitsubishi iMievs into New Zealand. It was the first time in Mitsubishi’s history that they had ever allowed one of their prototypes out of the country, let alone 3. They were of course...
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“Rapid switch to electric cars could put pressure on electricity grid” – Interview with Eric Pellicer

Eric Pellicer is the Commercial Manager at Powerco. In an interview on Newstalk ZB's Larry Williams Drive show, he discusses the implications of a rapid uptake of EVs could have on our electricity network, and how this can be a great opportunity for some creative...
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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.

Your Stories

We purchased a brand-new Hyundai Ioniq in mid-October, just six weeks ago, and since then we’ve driven more than 1,300 km at a total cost of less than $7 for “fuel electricity” (which we spent at two ChargeNet rapid chargers in Whangarei and Kaiwaka). That’s possible...

APEC Electric Vehicle and Hydrogen Workshop Overview – Mark Gilbert

The objectives of the day were to: Increase dialogue about the benefits, opportunities and challenges of deploying EV and hydrogen technologies Demonstrate the rapid pace of change in technology development and costs of these technologies to ensure that policymakers...

NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

Congratulations to all finalists of the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards! Special mention to our member organisations that are finalists: Dee and Steve West of ChargeNet are finalists for the Sustainability Superstar Award Dee and Steve have been amazing...

November Member Updates

YOOGO Yoogo’s Electric Car Sharing Scheme is rolling into Christchurch EV readers may notice a jump in Hyundai Ioniq and BMW i3 registrations in New Zealand. Yoogo Share has been the catalyst. This week their first pure EV’s roll into Christchurch with city-based...

Media release: Driverless future on the horizon

Vehicles that can drive themselves might seem like something straight out of a science fiction film. But new research from Drive Electric shows autonomous vehicles will be a reality much sooner than many people think. The not-for-profit group’s latest white paper The...

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