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.
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 Better NZ Trust has won the Communicating Sustainability Award at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards held in Auckland on 17 November.Read more
The last two LeadingTheCharge roads trips were very popular and very successful. Everyone that helped or participated had such a good time we thought we should do it again!
There was a definite buzz in Wanaka during International Drive Electric Week (IDEW), as electric vehicle enthusiasts took to the streets to promote their beloved vehicles.
There is a suspicion that the new Paxster Postie EVs will be replacing the regular Postie push bike service. Bicycles are perhaps the ultimate environmentally friendly delivery vehicle, so isn’t this a step backwards?
International Drive Electric Week hit the capital with a bang last week! With a total of 7 events ranging from meet and greets to a week long static display, there was something available for everybody to see.
A good line up of EVs were on display at the Hobsonville Farmers market on Sunday 11th September 2016 - a Tesla Model S, a BMW i3, 3 Nissan Leafs and Steve West's Tesla Roadster! Under very clear blue skies there were a large range of people who visit this market weekly for fresh produce! Kerikeri oranges, home made preserves and Turkish breads are just some of the produce on offer, as well as many stalls offering tempting food choices for the browsers! Over 130 family groups and couples took advantage of the EV enthusiasts to ask them all those questions that bubble to the surface when confronted with EV technology, and another 60 groups of people took the leaflets for reading later!
Leaflets were well received and the numbers shown there as to how economic EVs are, will hopefully start the 'Are we bold enough to buy an EV' conversations around the dinner table, and lead to more EVs being purchased! The stickers were distributed, and as it was a task given to Daniel and Steph, many children could be seen walking around the market with them on their clothing! We hope that subversively they will get them onto their parents ICE cars!
We will be doing it all again next Sunday 18th September - come on down and see us!!
International Drive Electric Week held a hugely successful event at Matakana Village Farmers Market. Four keen volunteers, including Kathryn Trounson, Chairperson of The Better NZ Trust got up for a 7am chilly start.