ERP SHOWS E-MOBILITY WILL BE OUR FUTURE

Press release13th October, 2021 Wednesday 13th October, AUCKLAND: The Government’s consultation on the package of emissions reductions policies is another sign that e-mobility will be the future of vehicles in New Zealand. Drive Electric Chair Mark Gilbert says, “The...

[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...

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...

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