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 dumping ground for other right-hand-drive markets. Read the full article on Stuff.co.nz here.

[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 Government's goals for electrifying New Zealand's vehicle fleet...

[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 vehicle ownership in New Zealand mainstream, welcomes the...

[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 we get serious about cleaning up our cars - Thursday 28th January, AUCKLAND: Drive...

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

Media release2 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, “Drive Electric congratulates the Government for declaring a climate emergency today,...

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

Photo by New Zealand photographer, Graeme Murray PhotographyPaddon Rallysport GroupMedia release4 November 2020 PRG and Hayden Paddon reveals spectacular Hyundai EV rally car One of the world’s first EV rally cars, based on the Hyundai Kona, has been revealed by...

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.

Government ten-year transport plan overlooks electrification

Government ten-year transport plan overlooks electrification

If climate change is a strategic priority of the Government Policy Statement, where is the ambition for decarbonising the light fleet?  Monday 21st September, 2020, AUCKLAND: Drive Electric, the not-for-profit with one mission – making electric vehicle ownership in...

TESLA BATTERY DAY: ELECTRIC TIPPING POINT NIGH

TESLA BATTERY DAY: ELECTRIC TIPPING POINT NIGH

Wednesday 23rd September, 2020, AUCKLAND: Elon Musk has announced further improvements to battery technology for Electric Vehicles during its Battery Day event in California today, signalling that price parity between EVs and petrol vehicles is ever closer. Bernstein...

Car makers face huge fines if they miss EU emission targets

Car makers face huge fines if they miss EU emission targets

Written By Drive Electric Chairman Mark Gilbert, for Autocar NZ August Edition We are closing in on an election that gets more interesting by the day. No one as yet, has laid out a plan with regards to EV adoption in NZ, and how they will go about addressing all the...

[MEDIA RELEASE]: EV Policy Discussion Document

[MEDIA RELEASE]: EV Policy Discussion Document

250,000 EVs ON THE ROADS BY 2025 Drive Electric calls for next Government to decarbonise road transport Monday 3rd August, 2020, AUCKLAND: Drive Electric, the not-for-profit with one mission – making electric vehicle ownership in New Zealand mainstream, has today...

Charging on, post the COVID19 lockdown

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,...

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