How realistic is electric car route to carbon-neutral future?

Electric car use is one of the cornerstones of the Climate Commission's advice to the government on how to become carbon neutral, but how feasible is it?

This was the question posed by  RNZ reporter, Harry Lock, last week, in the run up to the Govt announcements regarding the new 'feebate' system of yesterday.

I show the article in full, with some comments rebutting many of the opinions featured.

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Thames EV Expo

Thames EV Expo

0FU3L – the number plate on the electric car said it all and explained the reason for the mini expo of electric vehicles held in Thames recently.

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The year 2020 by numbers - of cars!

I was asked recently what percentage of car sales were EVs in New Zealand in the 2020 calendar year – and you would like to think that that percentage should trip off the tongue when analysing/debating the penetration of EVs in our corner of the world, and so I embarked on finding the relevant data.

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Martinborough Fair - Take 2

The second Martinborough Fair finally took place on the 10th April 2021, having been inconvenienced/postponed by Covid in March, and then affected by rain on the day! However the trusty gazebo and the odd umbrella sufficed until the rain stopped!  The volunteer team had 3 Tesla Model 3's, a Kona, an electric Mini and a BMW i3 to wow the crowds, and over 200 people were engaged over the day, with 21 getting a Tesla ride as an experience!

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Redvale Landfill - Waste to Energy

The Redvale Landfill - not the most glamorous of site visits but truly fascinating. 

50% of Auckland’s waste arrives here, that is up to 325 trucks of waste per day.

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Electricana - New Plymouth 27th Feb 2021

Electricarna 2021 was held on Saturday, 27th of February at Central School in New Plymouth. It was extensively advertised via social media, and Steve Hobo-Tuck, as the main organizer for the Trust, did two radio interviews prior to the event and there were stories in local and national media.

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Martinborough Fair February 2021

The Wellington/Wairarapa BNZT volunteers were out in force at the first Martinborough Fair this year! 

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EVs as workhorses - the Nissan e-NV200

The Better NZ Trust just loves a good EV story, and what better than a commercial organisation telling us about their EV journey?
 
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SI Road Trip Last Legs

Leading The Charge - The Last Legs

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My Road trip experience

1500km in a 24kw Leaf. My experience chasing the 2020 Leading the Charge Road Trip.

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