The #LeadingTheCharge 2019 Great EV Road Trip is an annual event, now in its 5th season. A group of electric cars set out around the country stopping at a town near you to hold events. These events are listed below.
Electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t the stuff of science fiction, they are very real and they are here to stay!
If you haven’t seen an electric vehicle for yourself, come along to a Leading The Charge event. At these events, you will be able to talk to some of the owners or read information about the current EV situation in New Zealand and what steps are being taken to increase uptake. At many of them, you'll be able to test drive, or ride in an electric car to feel the difference.
The centres we are holding events are :
|28 Mar||Rotorua||30 Mar||Taupo||31 Mar||Raumati|
|2 Apr||Nelson||3 Apr||Westport||4 Apr||Wanaka|
|5 Apr||Te Anau||7 Apr||Blackmount Otautau||8 Apr||Alexandra|
|9 Apr||Mosgiel||10 Apr||Dunedin||12 Apr||Kurow|
|12 Apr||Oamaru||12 Apr||Lake Tekapo||13 Apr||Geraldine|
|13 Apr||Methven||13/14/15 Apr||Christchurch||14 Apr||Lyttelton & Sumner|
|16 Apr||Blenheim||17 Apr||Masterton||18 Apr||Palmerston North|
|19 Apr||Napier||20 Apr||Gisborne||21 Apr||Mt Maunganui|
|22 Apr||Raglan||24 Apr||Auckland||25 Apr||Dargaville|
|25 Apr||Whangarei||26 Apr||Cape Reinga|
THURSDAY 25th April 2019, 3 – 5 PM
CHANGE OF VENUE: NOW ON CANOPY BRIDGE
This ANZAC Day, the #LeadingTheCharge volunteers are bringing their electric convoy to the Canopy Bridge in Whangarei. The public are invited to come and talk to the volunteers about owning an electric car. There will be plenty of expert information, test drives or rides so you can experience the thrill of these powerful cars.
Don't miss out: 2 hours only.
FRIDAY 26th April 2019, 4 – 5 PM
The Kerikeri Retirement Village is throwing open its gates to the public to come along to an Electric Vehicle EVent.
The #LeadingTheCharge Great EV Road Trip is in its fifth successful year, and travels right around the country aiming to promote electric vehicles at each stop it makes along the way.
In the past they've visited Paihia, but this year they are coming to Kerikeri where they'll be hosted by the EV-friendly folk at the Kerikeri Retirement Village.
After an epic 31 days, 41 events and 5,200km+, the road trippers will finish the following day at Cape Reinga. We expect a wide range of vehicles to be in attendance during these final stages, as well as experienced EV owners who can answer any questions you may have about this sustainable transport option.
Friends and family of the Retirement Villagers and the general public are all welcome. The event will be held in the main carpark or as directed on the day.
SUNDAY 27th April 2019, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PMAfter an epic 5,285km the 2019 Great EV Road Trip will come to its conclusion as we once again reach Cape Reinga.
This will be an informal gathering just to watch the sunset & finish.