Charging on, post the COVID19 lockdown

Written By Drive Electric Chairman Mark Gilbert, for Autocar NZ June Edition And then along came COVID19, and everything stopped. Especially car sales regardless of what motive power. It’s given everyone an opportunity to rethink what might be important going forward,...

It’s nearing general election time – does your political party choice understand the automotive changes coming and how NZ will transition?

Written By Drive Electric Chairman Mark Gilbert, for Autocar NZ July Edition So only three months to go until the next General Election.I raise this topic as for you the reader, and likely passionate car owner and driver, it's time to interrogate political party car...

Drive Electric Launches New White Paper on Fleet Buying in New Zealand

'Making the Move: How Some of New Zealand’s Leading Organisations Have Gone Electric' was released today at the EVs and Beyond Conference, Waiheke Island, Auckland. “Once a company has transitioned their fleet to electric, they never want to go back!” So says Drive...

Coalition Government Backdown on ‘Feebate’ Scheme Keeps New Zealand Trapped in the Past

New Zealand First’s action to halt the introduction of a ‘feebate’ scheme designed to support the nation’s transition to low-emission vehicles is a leap back into the industrial age, says Drive Electric Chairman Mark Gilbert. “While the majority of developed countries...

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...

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.

Conferenz Ltd
 Press Release

Conferenz Ltd
 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

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...

Fund for low emission transport projects reopens

Fund for low emission transport projects reopens

The Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund (LEVCF) is open for a new round of applications, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced today. Up to $3.5 million is on offer. The investment focus for this round aims to stimulate continued innovation and...

Government push needed on EV incentives

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...

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