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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EV champion Margaret Baker on a nationwide Leading the Charge Road Trip

As the driver of New Zealand's first plug-in taxi, Margaret Baker was an early convert to electric vehicles (EVs). 

 

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[NZ Herald Travel - 24th March 2018]

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Doco looks at rise of electric car

Whanganui Film Society presents two films this week — one this Saturday, March 24, which is a special presentation of the documentary Revenge of the Electric Car.

 

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[Wanganui Chronicle - 23rd March 2018]

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Annual 5,000 kilometre EV road trip to stop at iconic Hawke’s Bay locations

A group of eight electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts, driving 5,000 kilometres across New Zealand, will be stopping at iconic Hawke’s Bay locations on Monday 26 March.

The ‘Leading the Charge’ convoy began their journey in Bluff on 14 March and will stop at Havelock North, Te Mata Peak and the Napier Sound Shell.  Their journey ends in Cape Reinga on 3 April.

[Unison - 22 Mar 2018]

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Charge of the electric car brigade advances on Marlborough

Hold onto your (driver's) seats, charging stations for electric cars might finally be coming to Marlborough. 

ChargeNet NZ wants to expand its nationwide network of car chargers into Marlborough, with plans for charging stations in Blenheim, Spring Creek and Havelock.

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Leading the Charge – Nelson

On March 20 the EV road trippers held an event at the Network Tasman fast charger in Richmond near Nelson.

The Marlborough region is full of passionate champions, and through their hard work we arrived at a site heaving with EVs.

[Margaret Baker - EV Talk - 22 March 2018]

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