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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Electric vehicle information campaign launched

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has launched the Government’s electric vehicles information campaign to mark the start of International Drive Electric Week.

The international event has started and runs until 18 September.

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[New Zealand Government Press Release - 11th September 2016]

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New fast electric car charger launched in Thames next week

Thames, a town whose history is steeped in gold mining, transport and grass-roots industry, will next week step into a greener future with the opening of its first fast charge electric vehicle station.

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[Voxy.co.nz - 9th September 2016]

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Whangarei to launch International Drive Electric Week

Northpower will again be backing International Drive Electric Week when it launches tomorrow.

The company will have an EV on display in Forum North and will be involved in a number of initiatives from September 10-18, beginning at the Whangarei Grower’s market at 7am this Saturday

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[Northpower Ltd Media Statement - 9th September 2016]

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Touring Electric Cars Spark Interest

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Interest in fully electric cars is on the rise, according to a group of enthusiasts who visited Oamaru as part of a national tour last week.

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[Oamaru Mail - 29th April 2016]

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