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EV REPORT MAY 2017 - a Record Month for registrations!

Each month we publish an "EV report" to track how we are going against the targets set by the Government in May 2016. This is to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach approximately 64,000 by 2021. The comparative numbers in this report may vary a little from previous reports as the Ministry of Transport is working hard on ensuring accurate reporting including correct analysis of plug in hybrids and battery variants.

May saw a record number of EV registrations (excluding Paxsters), and judging by the nearly 3,000 rides and drives given during the road trip, there are a few more in the pipeline for June as well!

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Meet Wellington's new electric car share

We recently interviewed Erik Zydervelt about Mevo, an exciting and ambitious electric car share service he has launched for Wellington businesses, residents, and visitors!

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The first of 16 pods is now open in Wellington. Each pod will contain 3 cars for hire and a public charging station.

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Road Trip 2017

The Better NZ Trust Toe to Tip Road Trip 2017

By Kathryn Trounson – a personal blog


The 2017 Road Trip started in Invercargill on Wednesday 19th April, with a full complement of cars and drivers, plus Natalie and Mikkel, the film crew Dee met in Norway and invited down to NZ for this trip.

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EV REPORT APRIL 2017 - EXPONENTIAL GROWTH continues

Each month we are publishing an "EV report" to track how we are going against the targets set by the Government in May 2016. This is to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach approximately 64,000 by 2021. The comparative numbers in this report may vary a little from previous reports as the Ministry of Transport is working hard on ensuring accurate reporting including correct analysis of plug in hybrids and battery variants.

April saw continued growth and we are eagerly looking forward to the next few months, as from what we have been hearing on the current road trip, there are many more registrations on the way!

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EV REPORT MARCH 2017 - RECORD GROWTH in Registrations AGAIN

Each month we are publishing an "EV report" to track how we are going against the targets set by the Government in May 2016. This is to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach approximately 64,000 by 2021. The comparative numbers in this report may vary a little from previous reports as the Ministry of Transport is working hard on ensuring accurate reporting including correct analysis of plug in hybrids and battery variants.

March saw a record growth numerically with 203 new EVs added to the fleet.

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A satisfied Leaf owner gives his report card after one year of ownership

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I have had my Gen 1 Leaf Sport for 1 year and have become a devout EVangelist.


There have been no maintenance costs although I do object to the cost of registration but then I am not paying any road user charges,   I have since found out charges are changing in July 2017.

I like the smooth quiet operation, the way it goes when required, the quality of the finish and the comfort. Sure the range is a problem but it has only been to Auckland twice and Whangarei 3 times. Other than that it goes 26kms into town everyday, comes home, gets plugged in for a 10amp charge to 80%.    Total mileage for the year was 11200kms. As I'm home by 10am it is mostly charged from our PV panels. This normal use is why I bought it in the first place as it satisfies my needs. The meter on my cable outlet shows it averages about 140kw usage a month but as I have mentioned previously I have no way of knowing what is "our" electricity or "theirs".

My other car is a 1966 Riley Kestrel which more than makes up for the Leaf in air pollution!!

 

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EV REPORT FEBRUARY 2017 - RECORD GROWTH in Registrations

Each month we are publishing an "EV report" to track how we are going against the targets set by the Government in May 2016. This is to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach approximately 64,000 by 2021. The comparative numbers in this report may vary a little from previous reports as the Ministry of Transport is working hard on ensuring accurate reporting including correct analysis of plug in hybrids and battery variants.

February saw a record growth numerically, if not in percentage terms, with 182 new EVs added to the fleet*, including 1 heavy electric.

*excluding Paxsters.

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EV report - keeping ahead of target

Each month we are publishing an "EV report" to track how we are going against the targets set by the Government in May 2016. This is to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach approximately 64,000 by 2021. 

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The Coromandel Charges Into The Future

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[Coromandel Summertime Magazine Article - December 2016]

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