Drive Electric has one goal – making electric vehicle adoption and ownership mainstream in New Zealand. The benefits of adopting electric mobility nationwide apply to individuals, companies, and to our country as a whole, and education is the key to achieving our goal. We want to dispel the myths and misconceptions about electric driving by providing accurate, useful and easily digestible information about EVs and EV-related topics.

In 2016 we surveyed our members and our wider community to find out what EV-related topics people were most interested in, and what information they felt was most needed to achieve more EVs on New Zealand roads. In May, Drive Electric, in partnership with ABB and ChargeNet NZ, presented the first in a series of White Papers to our members; Charging Ahead: New Zealand’s EV Commercial Charging Infrastructure

This month, in conjunction with Powerco and Meridian Energy, we are presenting our second White Paper; Peak Pressure: what challenges do electric vehicles pose to New Zealand’s electricity grid?

We welcome feedback as always and look forward to presenting members with the second White Paper at EEA2017: Electricity Challenges : Industry Solutions on Friday 23 June. For further information contact Hannah@driveelectric.org.nz.

Mark Gilbert
Chair, Drive Electric Inc.

Whitepaper Three

Autonomous Vehicle: The road to a driverless future.

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Whitepaper Two

Peak Pressure:
What challenges do electric vehicles pose to New Zealand’s electricity grid?

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Whitepaper One

Charging Ahead:
New Zealand’s EV Commercial Charging Infrastructure.

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