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...
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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...

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.

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

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

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...

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...

Recommended Reading

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Green Car Reports
The Car Connection
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