Getting Charged at MOTAT This Weekend

Electric Vehicle (EV) enthusiasts can now charge up at MOTAT while they explore transport technology from the past, present and future.

As part of its expanding network of EV chargers, Vector has installed a standard charger at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT). To celebrate its opening and International Drive Electric Week, the Museum has collaborated with The Better NZ Trust to host the largest gathering of electric vehicles New Zealand has ever seen on Sunday 18 September.

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[Press Release - MOTAT - 15th September 2016]

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Electric vehicle charging infrastructure growing

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has opened new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Nelson, Thames and Auckland as part of International Drive Electric Week.

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[Press Release - New Zealand Government - 16th September 2016]

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Electric vehicles contestable fund opens today

Electric vehicles contestable fund opens today

Transport and Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today opened the Government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund.

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[Press Release - New Zealand Government - 14th September 2016]

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Electric vehicle 'opportunity charger' launched

The Dunedin City Council and Otago Chamber of Commerce have marked International Drive Electric Week by today launching an electric vehicle charger at the Great King Street car park building.

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[Press Release - Dunedin City Council - 14th September 2016]

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Buzzing over electric vehicles

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He's the Minister of Energy and Resources, the Minister of Transport, and probably the country's pre-eminent EV devotee.

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[Sunlive - 14th September 2016]

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Wellington gets its first solar-powered electric vehicle charger

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The Sustainability Trust has unveiled Wellington's first solar-power electric vehicle charger available to the public.

The car charger is free to use, offering two-hour charge slots with two allocated parking spots at the trust's Forresters Lane location; giving electric car owners more freedom to charge their cars while at work.

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[Stuff Environment - 14th September 2016]

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Electric car group plugs for station

Waimate  has one, Timaru has one and Dunedin has two.

 It's time Wanaka had one, too.

That is the view of the Wanaka Electric Vehicle Club pressing for a fast-charging station for the town to encourage more motorists to make the switch from petrol and diesel.

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[Otago Daily Times - 13th September 2016]

 

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Govt gives electric cars the green light for Drive Electric Week

James Shaw is urging the Government to start building the infrastructure required for electric cars in New Zealand. 

"You've got to create the demand, so you actually need people to buy the vehicles otherwise it's very difficult for the infrastructure people to say 'we'll go ahead and build all the infrastructure'," the Green Party co-leader told Paul Henry on Monday.

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[Newshub - 12th September 2016]

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Electric vehicle use encouraged by Transport Minister during International Drive Electric Week

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has launched the campaign to coincide with International Drive Electric Week, which runs until September 18.

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[TVNZ - 12th September 2016]

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Electric vehicle convoy meets wind turbines at Makara for Drive Electric Week

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The Government says electric cars are the future - but it was the traditional Kiwi road block of wandering sheep that briefly delayed a convoy to mark Drive Electric Week.

Meridian's wind farm at Makara, on the edge of the lower North Island, played host to about 12 electric vehicles (EVs) on Monday as part of International Drive Electric Week, which aims to get people talking and thinking about EVs.

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[Stuff Motoring - 12th September 2016]

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