[PRESS RELEASE] DRIVE ELECTRIC: EV SALES HIT RECORD IN JULY

Press release 2nd August 2021  Monday 2 August, AUCKLAND: Mark Gilbert, Chair of Drive Electric says, “Sales of EVs, new and used, have skyrocketed in July hitting a record 1,944 sold, according to provisional Ministry of Transport figures. This is more than a...

[PRESS RELEASE] DRIVE ELECTRIC: RUC EXEMPTION EXTENSION A SMART CALL – DRIVE ELECTRIC

Press release 6th July 2021  DRIVE ELECTRIC: RUC EXEMPTION EXTENSION A SMART CALL - DRIVE ELECTRIC Tuesday 6th July, AUCKLAND: "Drive Electric welcomes the extension of the exemption on Road User Charges (RUCs) for electric vehicles until 31 March 2024. This policy...

[PRESS RELEASE] DRIVE ELECTRIC: NEW ZEALAND IS NOW ON THE MAP FOR EV MANUFACTURERS

Press release 13th June 2021  DRIVE ELECTRIC: NEW ZEALAND IS NOW ON THE MAP FOR EV MANUFACTURERS Sunday 13th June, AUCKLAND: Mark Gilbert, Chair of Drive Electric says, “Drive Electric congratulates the Government on today’s announcement of an incentive for electric...

[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 an important move that has the potential to create a step-change in...

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 has become a member of Drive Electric, a New Zealand non-profit organisation that has been...

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.
New Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for residential EV charging

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 installations of residential charging infrastructure for EVs. Drive Electric was a...

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