Leading the Charge RoadTrip Driving The Future

How do you convince the public that electric cars are no longer a fad but the future?

That is the challenge that faces the Better NZ Trust volunteers as we set out on the epic #LeadingTheCharge EV Road Trip starting March 14 in Bluff.

Over three weeks and 26 events, volunteers, driving a wide arrange of electric vehicles (EVs) will make the toe-to-tip journey from Bluff to Cape Reinga, sharing their love for EVs.

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Electric vehicles hit Far North to mark launch of Crimson Coast Electric Vehicle Highway

On Tuesday the Far North's Crimson Coast Electric Vehicle Highway will be officially opened in Kerikeri and there will be a range of electric vehicles (EVs) on hand for the launch.

 

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[Northland Age - 29th March 2018]

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Convoy Celebrates Kaitaia Charger Opening

An electric vehicle fast charger is opening in Kaitaia at 11am on Wednesday the 4th of April. It is one of a number of chargers that are being opened in the far north as part of the Crimson Coast EV Highway.

[Shawn Moodie - ChargeNet NZ - 28 March 2018]

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Live News Electric convoy to open Far North Crimson Coast EV Highway

Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement

Headline: Electric convoy to open Far North Crimson Coast EV Highway

Far North residents have the chance to test drive the latest electric vehicles, including high-performance Teslas, on Tuesday 3 April when the Far North’s Crimson Coast Electric Vehicle Highway is officially opened in Kerikeri.

[Live News - 28th Mar 2018]

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Electric vehicles on show at Bayfair

Bayfair Shopping Centre had more electric vehicles than usual on site today when the #LeadingTheCharge road trip came to town.

 

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[Sunlive - 28th March 2018]

 

 

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EVs call in on promotional tour

Four luxury Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) and six other electric and hybrid cars coasted into Gisborne yesterday as part of the nationwide Leading the Charge EV road trip.

 

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[Gisborne Herald - 28th March 2018]

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Electric convoy to open Far North Crimson Coast EV Highway

Far North residents have the chance to test drive the latest electric vehicles, including high-performance Teslas, on Tuesday 3 April when the Far North’s Crimson Coast Electric Vehicle Highway is officially opened in Kerikeri. 

Electric vehicles (EV) will gather at the Countdown Kerikeri carpark on Butler Road from 4pm, many of them part of the annual Leading the Charge Road Trip from Bluff to Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga).

[Far North District Council Media Release - 27 Mar 2018]

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Electric convoy to open Far North Crimson Coast EV Highway

Far North residents have the chance to test drive the latest electric vehicles, including high-performance Teslas, on Tuesday 3 April when the Far North’s Crimson Coast Electric Vehicle Highway is officially opened in Kerikeri.

Electric vehicles (EV) will gather at the Countdown Kerikeri carpark on Butler Road from 4pm, many of them part of the annual Leading the Charge Road Trip from Bluff to Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga).

Kerikeri marks the final stop for the EV convoy before it heads north to complete the road trip on Wednesday. The vehicles will be publically available to view and test drive, and will include Hyundai Ioniq, BMW i3, Tesla S and X models, and a Nissan eNV-200 camper van.

 

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Electric cars pull the crowds in Whanganui

Whanganui people were queuing in their hundreds to test drive a fleet of electric vehicles on Saturday.

 

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[Wanganui Chronicle - 26th March 2018]

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Leading the Charge Wellington

I’ve seen pictures and blogs from the Leading the Charge EV road trip, feeling jealous that I couldn’t go on the entire Bluff to Cape Reinga journey.

Finally, I joined in for the two days the EV show was in Wellington where it rained both days, though wasn’t windy.

Wellingtonians are hardy folk, so we all put on jumpers and rain jackets and headed to the Dowse Museum in Lower Hutt on March 22.

[Rachel Hadfield - EV Talk - 26th March 2018]

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