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Mitch Wins for NZ and Panasonic Jaguar Racing

Mitch Evans clawed his way past Andre Lotterer in a hard-fought duel on the streets of Rome to earn his first victory in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and a maiden win for Panasonic Jaguar Racing.
 
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Leading the electric vehicle charge into Wanaka

First Published in Crux by Georgia Merton on Apr 4, 2019

With petrol prices over $2.30 a litre, the annual electric vehicle road trip couldn’t have picked a better time to roll (quietly) into Wanaka. As their name suggests, they are quite literally ‘Leading the Charge’ on electric cars, driving the length of the country to change people’s perceptions. The fleet, which includes an electric campervan from Queenstown, arrived and parked up on Wanaka’s lakefront around 3pm today.

 

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"Leading The Charge" Electric Vehicle Road Trip

First Published in Cromwell-News on Apr 3rd, 2019

ALEXANDRA, APRIL 8TH 2019
At Hawkdun Rise Vineyard,
241 Letts Gully Road, Alexandra
between 6-7pm

 

A national road tour of electric vehicles arrives in Alexandra to recharge, and demonstrate the potential of EV’s to change transport’s effect on climate change.

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New EV Charger Hits Westport

First Published in EV TALK by Sophia Wang on 3 April 2019

From left, Foodstuffs sustainability manager Mike Sammons, New World operator Chris Acklin, ChargeNet NZ chief executive officer Steve West, Buller mayor Garry Howard and BetterNZ Trust chair Kathryn Trounson.

An electric vehicle fast charger was ceremonially opened at New World Westport by Buller district mayor Garry Howard today. ChargeNet NZ, Foodstuffs, EECA and Buller Line collaborated on this charger, which is the same as those installed at Four Square Karamea and New World Hokitika. Several long-range EVs touring the country on the Leading the Charge road trip also attended the ceremony.

 

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Methven gets fast-charger EV station

First published in Ashubrton Guardian by Susan Sandys on 2 April 2019

Matt Harris (left) and Shaneel Singh of EA Networks switch on the new Methven fast-charger station yesterday.
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Trip To Explain What’s Watt

First Published in DriveSouth by David Thomson on Mar 29, 2019

The annual Leading The Charge Great EV Road Trip and electric vehicle information road show hits the lower South Island this week and next, with opportunities to get behind the wheel of an EV in Wanaka, Mosgiel and Dunedin, find out more about these vehicles, and perhaps ride in one as a passenger, at other venues.

Aiming to give independent advice on EV use and ownership, the roadshow started in Rotorua on Thursday and concludes at Cape Reinga in late April, having completed a 5000km loop taking in 30 towns and cities throughout the country.

Along with the test drive opportunities in Wanaka, Mosgiel and Dunedin, the roadshow will be stopping for information sessions at Te Anau, Blackmount, Alexandra, Tekapo and Geraldine.

 

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Electric vehicle road trip expands

First Published in the Timaru Herald by Greta Yeoman on 28 March 2019

A roadshow of electric vehicles will wheel its way into Geraldine on April 13.

 

The BetterNZ Trust is bringing its fifth annual #LeadingTheCharge Great EV Road Trip to South Canterbury next month, including stops in Tekapo on April 12 and Geraldine the next day.

It will be the first time the nationwide roadshow has come to Geraldine.

 

 

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Delay to EV road trip start

First published in EV TALK 28 March 2019 - Geoff Dobson

Bad weather has delayed the start of The Leading the Charge Great EV Road Trip and has also required one diversion.

The Better NZ Trust event now begins in Taupo on March 30 after rain forced cancellation of the March 28 start in Rotorua.

 

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Vergne Victorious

SANYA STREET CIRCUIT, CHINA - MARCH 23:

Showdown in Sanya sees Vergne clinch the win on the city's seafront.

 

Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA), DS TECHEETAH,  (Photo by Alastair Staley / LAT Images)

Jean-Eric Vergne secured a much-needed victory in Sanya on home soil for the Chinese DS TECHEETAH team, vaulting the reigning champion to third in the standings and reigniting his title defence.

The DS TECHEETAH team celebrates victory during the Sanya E-prix at Sanya Street Circuit on March 23, 2019 in Sanya Street Circuit, China. (Photo by Sam Bloxham / LAT Images)

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NZ Feb - Outlander PHEV Soars Again

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV recovers #1 from the Hyundai Kona BEV hands down
Plugins are a hot item in New Zealand, last month, 200 units were sold in New Zealand, up 111% YoY, and pulling the year result to 329 units (+66%), while share wise, February recorded an impressive 2.6%, pulling the 2019 PEV Share to a record 1.8%, already a significant improvement over the 1.4% of 2018.
 
[Jose Pontes - EV Sales - 12 March 2019]
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