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 an event or talk to a local dealer.  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.

For details of past events look at our blog  

  • Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    ChargeNet NZ Raumanga in Raumanga, New Zealand

    Whangarei - 22 June - 40 kWh Leaf Experience

    Stop 1: Raumaunga ChargeNet NZ charger, (next to McDonalds) Raumaunga, Whangarei 10:00 - 11:00 am
    Stop 2: Kerikeri 22 June, Butler Street carpark 12:30 - 1:30 pm
    Stop 3: Kerikeri 23 June, Old Packhouse Markets
    For anyone lnterested in seeing / driving the 2018 Nissan 40 kWh Leaf and finding out more about its real life range.
    Muz will be at the Raumanga Whangarei fast charger and the Kerikeri fast charger on Friday 22nd June. Mob: 0224310143
  • Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM
    ChargeNet NZ Kerikeri in Kerikeri, New Zealand

    Kerikeri - 22 June - 40 kWh Leaf Experience

    Muz will be heading up to Butler Road carpark in KERIKERI on Friday 22nd June. 
    Don't miss this chance to chat to Muz.
    Stop 1: Raumaunga ChargeNet NZ charger, McDonalds Raumaunga, Whangarei 10:00 - 11:00 am
    Stop 2: Kerikeri ChargeNet NZ charger, Butler Street carpark 12:30 - 1:30 pm
    Muz and Fiona will also be at the Old Packhouse Markets in Kerikeri the following day, Saturday 23 June offering rides and drives in the LEAF and IONIQ.
  • Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Old Packhouse Markets in Kerikeri, New Zealand

    Kerikeri - 23 June - Old Packhouse Market - Rides and Drives

    Muz and Fiona will be demonstrating the amazing 2018 40 kWh Nissan Leaf and the 2018 IONIQ at the Kerikeri Old Packhouse Markets.

    There will be opportunities to take an EV for a spin thanks to local Leaf owners support.

    Contact us to book your time to drive these impressive electric vehicles Mob 0224310143

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Make A Difference Market in Wellington, New Zealand

    Wellington - 30 June - Make A Difference Market

    SATURDAY 30TH June 2018, 10AM - 2PM

    Need 2 - 3 chatty EV owners to chat to public about EVs 10am-2pm Saturday 30th. 1 or 2 cars optionally desired. Please comment on Wellington EV Owners Facebook page if you can help with enthusiastic chatter or battery-on-wheels. Or contact Sigurd directly.

    Here's some news that will warm your heart - Sustainability Trust's Winter Market is back! Get on down for the Make A Difference Market, June 30, 10 am - 2 pm.

    We’re proud to be part of a community of organisations who use their business to make a positive difference. Come and meet more than 20 other awesome social businesses and get set for winter, plastic-free July and Fairtrade fortnight.

    Catch up with like minded friends, and make some new ones. Stay warm with Fairtrade coffee and full with tasty vegan friendly food. 

    Don’t forget to bring a bag! No plastic bags here…

    Stallholders will include: 

    apheleia - Hand crafted natural skin care
    Boomerang Bags Wellington - Create your own re-usable bags
    The Chocolate Bar - Chocolate subscription
    Gecko Press - Award winning children’s books
    Good Fortune Coffee co. - Fairtrade, locally made coffee - bring along a KeepCup!
    Jingle Bugs (sold on Felt) - Cute felted wool goodies
    made by lorayne - Hand sewn/knitted goods
    Munch - Eco products for the family
    Niche Textile Studio - Hand woven textiles
    nisa - Underwear handmade by refugee women
    Nude Grocer - Zero waste grocery subscription
    Nyingje Charitable Trust - Second hand books and clothes
    Refreshed - Products made from recycled materials
    Stoeveken Cosmetics - Organic beauty care
    Sustainability Trust - Warm, dry, energy efficient homes 
    Three March Hares (Su Keates Jewellery) - Locally made jewellery
    Underground Soapery - Plant-based, handmade soaps and skincare
    Verdant Design - Ethical and natural textiles
    Wa Collective - Reusable menstrual cups
    Wellington Chocolate Factory - Locally made chocolate
    Wellington Timebank - Share skills with your community
    Window Spacekit - DIY window insulation film kits

    Don't miss our EcoShop with a wide range of sustainable products, from KeepCups to toiletries, gardening products to reusable bags and useful DIY products to help keep your home warm and dry. 

    Check back again for stallholder updates, event news and special offers....

    See you there!
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM · 3 rsvps
    The Goodness Grocer in Pukekohe, New Zealand

    Pukekohe - 30th June - Rides and Drives

    SATURDAY 30th June, 11AM - 2PM


    Ever thought about owning an electric vehicle but don't know where to start, the information all seems so overwhelming and how do you know what kind of car to buy for your needs?

    The Goodness Grocer team faced the same sense of overwhelm too, all they knew was that they were spending over $100 per week on petrol and that they felt pretty bad every time they went to the gas station. 

    Now, they are the proud owners of a Nissan Leaf, they love not going to the petrol station anymore, and cannot believe the savings!

    So go along to their Pukekohe store on Sat 30th June between 11am and 2pm to have a chat with Muz and Fiona from PlugNDrive.   They know all about EV's and can take you out for a test drive on the day too.

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    New Life Church in Ashburton, New Zealand

    Ashburton - 30 June - Display and Drives

    SATURDAY 30 Jun 2018, 11:00AM - 3:00PM

    Back to Basics - 

    Regular display at a popular event in Ashburton. Good access to EV test drives. RSVP here.


  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 5 rsvps
    ASB Showgrounds in Auckland, New Zealand

    Auckland - 11August - EV World

    SATURDAY 11 August 2018, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    The Better NZ Trust will be providing free public rides and drives at EV World. 

    If you would like to know what it's like to get behind the wheel of an electric car (EV), bring your NZ driving licence* to our stand and we'll make sure to give you the "EV Grin."

    EV World NZ - NZ's combined Electric Vehicle Industry and Public Expo + Industry Conference is happening again in 2018. Now at a new and much larger venue, allowing for more show features. ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland.

    * Drivers must be over 25 years old and possess a clean full NZ Driver Licence.