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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Oscar Ellison, Michelle Herlihy, Michael Cameron, Dean Sheed

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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Norwegian EV Association secretary general Christina Bu.

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...
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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...
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Fleet Customers Put EV’s On The Agenda

Electric vehicles are top-of-mind for many organisations looking at upgrading their fleets, EV advocacy group Drive Electric says. New Drive Electric board member Michelle Herlihy, who is also the country leader for vehicle leasing company Custom Fleet, says EVs have...
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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.

NZ keeping pace with electric vehicle charging technology

Drive Electric’s EV charging experts say work is underway to make sure New Zealand keeps up with the latest charging technology. One of the electric vehicle advocacy group’s board members, Ewan Morris says the public and private sectors are working together to...

Helping businesses benefit from electric vehicles

Drive Electric is providing first-hand advice on how to introduce electric vehicles into company fleets. The electric vehicle advocacy group has released its latest white paper Building an Electric Fleet: a ‘How-to’ Guide for Businesses Considering Transitioning to...

Electric vehicle paper starts charging conversation

Research commissioned by Drive Electric has generated a deeper analysis of the impact widespread electric vehicle charging would have on the electricity network. Three pieces of research on the issue have been released since Drive Electric put out its white paper Peak...

Ultra-high voltage: The Audi e-tron prototype

“Audi e-tron extreme” Station 1: Siemens high-voltage test bay at Berlin switchgear plant Ultra-high voltage: The Audi e-tron prototype in a Faraday cage - Fast charging with up to 150 kW in the Ionity network - Wide-ranging options for charging at home and on the...

Electric vehicle selection set to take off

New electric vehicles will hit the market at a rapid pace over the next two years, not-for-profit group Drive Electric says. That is because the push towards electrifying the world’s vehicle fleet is gathering momentum, with many countries setting deadlines of between...

New Zealand’s first truck conversion workshop opens in Auckland

Waste Management opens electric vehicle conversion workshop where diesel trucks are being turned into EVs for New Zealand streets. Auckland, 29 March 2018: Waste Management NZ today opened New Zealand’s first workshop dedicated to converting diesel trucks into...

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