Fuel efficiency standards would drive the cost of fuel-powered cars up and encourage more drivers into electric vehicles, according to a Waikato University professor.
Thames' Civic Centre is a hotspot for anything about electric cars on Sunday 10 April.
American EV advocate Chelsea Sexton reckons the New Zealand car industry and government are getting things backwards when it comes to plug in vehicles.
The Leading the Charge convoy were joined by local EVs from around Whangerei.
A convoy of electric vehicles travelling from Cape Reinga to Bluff will be stopping into Thames.
Electric vehicles left Cape Reinga yesterday bound for Bluff as part of a drive to improve the New Zealand public's perception and understanding around the technology.
An international electric car superstar, electric vehicle owners, enthusiasts, and researchers are coming to the University of Waikato in a bid to help tackle this challenge by sharing their knowledge and passion for Electric Vehicle Technology.