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Explore the latest developments for Drive Electric and the New Zealand e-mobility industry.

May 24, 2021

[PRESS RELEASE] BUDGET FUNDING A CHANCE TO SUPERCHARGE EV PICK-UP

Press release  20th May 2021  BUDGET FUNDING A CHANCE TO SUPERCHARGE EV PICK-UP Thursday 20th May, AUCKLAND:  Budget 2021’s investment of over $380m towards supporting up-take of electric vehicles is...
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May 10, 2021

Ford New Zealand joins Drive Electric

Membership for Ford comes just ahead of E-World Conference in Auckland where Ford will participate and have its latest PHEVs on display AUCKLAND, 6 May 2021 – Ford New Zealand...
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May 6, 2021

New Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for residential EV charging

Standards NZ has developed SNZ PAS 6011:2021 for residential charging infrastructure for EVs. This PAS was funded by EECA to ensure the motoring public had access to guidelines for safe...
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Apr 15, 2021

Could New Zealand become a right hand-drive dumping ground for dirty cars?

Drive Electric is calling for a ban on imports of internal combustion light vehicles, such as cars, vans, and SUVs, by 2030 in order to avoid New Zealand becoming a...
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Apr 7, 2021

[MEDIA RELEASE] INDUSTRY CALLS FOR CROSS-PARTY SUPPORT TO DRIVE ELECTRIC REVOLUTION

Media release  7th April 2021  INDUSTRY CALLS FOR CROSS-PARTY SUPPORT TO DRIVE ELECTRIC REVOLUTION Wednesday 7th April, AUCKLAND: The electric vehicle industry gathered at Parliament last night to back the...
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Feb 2, 2021

[MEDIA RELEASE] CLIMATE CHANGE COMMISSION ADVICE SHOWS THAT NEW ZEALAND WILL EMBRACE EVs

Media release  1st February 2021  CLIMATE CHANGE COMMISSION ADVICE SHOWS THAT NEW ZEALAND WILL EMBRACE EVs Monday 1st February, AUCKLAND: Drive Electric, the not-for-profit with one mission – making electric...
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Jan 28, 2021

[MEDIA RELEASE] Clean Car Import Standard, The First Step Towards A Planned EV Transition

Media release  28th January 2021  CLEAN CAR IMPORT STANDARD, THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS A PLANNED EV TRANSITION – Emissions import standards announcement a sign that 2021 will be the year...
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Dec 2, 2020

[MEDIA RELEASE] Drive Electric welcomes government commitment to shift their fleet; now let’s move on the rest of our cars

Media release 2 December 2020 Drive Electric welcomes government commitment to shift their fleet; now let’s move on the rest of our cars Mark Gilbert, Chair of Drive Electric says,...
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Nov 4, 2020

[MEDIA RELEASE] PRG and Hayden Paddon reveals spectacular Hyundai EV rally car

Photo by New Zealand photographer, Graeme Murray Photography Paddon Rallysport Group Media release 4 November 2020 PRG and Hayden Paddon reveals spectacular Hyundai EV rally car One of the world’s...
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