Big Boys Toys 2017

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Big Boys Toys is known for shiny supercars, but this year there will be almost as much damage as there is polish!

 

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[Scoop - Big Boys Toys Press Release - 6th November 2017]

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Auckland electric vehicle event this weekend

Over 100 electric vehicles are expected to be on display and about 600 people attending throughout the day where the public can see, ride or drive an electric vehicle.Auckland electric vehicle event this weekend

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[Scoop - Press Release by Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority - 3rd May 2017]

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NRC ‘Leading The Charge’ on Electric Vehicles

The Northland Regional Council (NRC) is ‘leading the charge’ on electric vehicles, with its 10-strong fleet believed to be among the largest of any local authority nationally.

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[Scoop Regional - 20th September 2017

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Another record breaker for EV registrations and superb timing!!

Each month we publish an "EV report" to track how we are going against the targets set by the Government in May 2016. This is to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach approximately 64,000 by 2021. The comparative numbers in this report may vary a little from previous reports as the Ministry of Transport is working hard on ensuring accurate reporting including correct analysis of plug in hybrids and battery variants.

August saw another record number of EV registrations (excluding Paxsters), and what great timing! -  as judging by the huge interest already shown in EV World and International Drive Electric week, September is looking good too :)

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EV REPORT MAY 2017 - a Record Month for registrations!

Each month we publish an "EV report" to track how we are going against the targets set by the Government in May 2016. This is to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach approximately 64,000 by 2021. The comparative numbers in this report may vary a little from previous reports as the Ministry of Transport is working hard on ensuring accurate reporting including correct analysis of plug in hybrids and battery variants.

May saw a record number of EV registrations (excluding Paxsters), and judging by the nearly 3,000 rides and drives given during the road trip, there are a few more in the pipeline for June as well!

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Meet Wellington's new electric car share

We recently interviewed Erik Zydervelt about Mevo, an exciting and ambitious electric car share service he has launched for Wellington businesses, residents, and visitors!

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The first of 16 pods is now open in Wellington. Each pod will contain 3 cars for hire and a public charging station.

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Road Trip 2017

The Better NZ Trust Toe to Tip Road Trip 2017

By Kathryn Trounson – a personal blog


The 2017 Road Trip started in Invercargill on Wednesday 19th April, with a full complement of cars and drivers, plus Natalie and Mikkel, the film crew Dee met in Norway and invited down to NZ for this trip.

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BMW i3 leads charge of the light-impact brigade

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Chatting with the electric vehicle evangelists on the recent Leading the Charge rally from Bluff to Cape Reinga, it appears that there have been several developments on the humming car front in this country.

 

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[Stuff Motoring - 30th May 2017]

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You can drive an EV from Bluff to Cape Reinga. But would you want to?

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OPINION: At sunset on Wednesday, Better New Zealand Trust's Leading the Charge electric-vehicle (EV) road trip arrived at Cape Reinga, completing a toe-to-tip road trip that started at dawn on April 19 in Bluff.

 

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[Stuff Motoring - Opinion - 11th May 2017]

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Electric vehicle convoy charges up at Bayfair

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A convoy of electric vehicles are stopping in Tauranga today at midday as part of a country-wide road trip.

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[Bay of Plenty Times - 5th May 2017]

 

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Electric car tour plugs into Bay

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When Kathryn Trounson first took off from a set of lights in one of Tesla's electric cars she felt her stomach drop.

 

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[Stuff Motoring - 4th May 2017]

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EV REPORT APRIL 2017 - EXPONENTIAL GROWTH continues

Each month we are publishing an "EV report" to track how we are going against the targets set by the Government in May 2016. This is to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach approximately 64,000 by 2021. The comparative numbers in this report may vary a little from previous reports as the Ministry of Transport is working hard on ensuring accurate reporting including correct analysis of plug in hybrids and battery variants.

April saw continued growth and we are eagerly looking forward to the next few months, as from what we have been hearing on the current road trip, there are many more registrations on the way!

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Leading the Charge roadtrip visits New Plymouth

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The 'Leading the Charge' road trip, which travelled from Bluff up to Cape Reinga, was organised by the Better NZ Trust, who is working with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority to promote electric vehicles (EVs) in New Zealand.

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[Taranaki Daily News - 3rd May 2017]

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Electric vehicle convoy leading the charge into the future

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An electric van charging up for it's next trip from a wall socket and a BMW interior made from recycled materials – motoring's electric future was rolled out in Nelson.

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[Nelson Mail - 27 April 2017]

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EV road trip heads slowly up NZ, stopping at fast chargers

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Back in 2015 the Better NZ Trust set out to prove that it was possible to drive the entire length of New Zealand in an electric vehicle (EV) and the Leading The Charge road trip was born.

 

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[Stuff / Motoring - 24th April 2017]

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City stop for electric vehicles

A fleet of electric vehicles has visited Dunedin in a show of power for the industry.

 

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[Otago Daily Times - 21st April 2017]

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Enormous NZ electric-vehicle roadshow Leading The Charge is under way

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Leading The Charge, the epic New Zealand road trip of electric vehicles (EVs) that covers the entire country, has kicked off from the bottom of the South Island.

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[Stuff Motoring - 20th April 2017]

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EV REPORT MARCH 2017 - RECORD GROWTH in Registrations AGAIN

Each month we are publishing an "EV report" to track how we are going against the targets set by the Government in May 2016. This is to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach approximately 64,000 by 2021. The comparative numbers in this report may vary a little from previous reports as the Ministry of Transport is working hard on ensuring accurate reporting including correct analysis of plug in hybrids and battery variants.

March saw a record growth numerically with 203 new EVs added to the fleet.

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EV REPORT FEBRUARY 2017 - RECORD GROWTH in Registrations

Each month we are publishing an "EV report" to track how we are going against the targets set by the Government in May 2016. This is to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach approximately 64,000 by 2021. The comparative numbers in this report may vary a little from previous reports as the Ministry of Transport is working hard on ensuring accurate reporting including correct analysis of plug in hybrids and battery variants.

February saw a record growth numerically, if not in percentage terms, with 182 new EVs added to the fleet*, including 1 heavy electric.

*excluding Paxsters.

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EV report - keeping ahead of target

Each month we are publishing an "EV report" to track how we are going against the targets set by the Government in May 2016. This is to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach approximately 64,000 by 2021. 

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The Coromandel Charges Into The Future

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[Coromandel Summertime Magazine Article - December 2016]

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Northwood Opens First South Island Fast Charger

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Northwood Fast Charger Opening - 16 December 2016

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[Stuff / The Press - 16th December 2016]

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Students Electric Vehicles Put to the Test at Evolocity

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Christchurch Evolocity - 27th November 2016. 

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[Stuff - 17th November 2016]

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Better NZ Trust wins at the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

The Better NZ Trust has won the Communicating Sustainability Award at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards held in Auckland on 17 November.

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Award Wins for Better NZ Trust

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The Better NZ Trust has won the Communicating Sustainability Award for demonstrating excellence in communicating a sustainability-related message.  The judges described the trust’s efforts to promote electric vehicles as “truly impressive and inspirational”.

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[EV Talk - 18th November 2016]

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It's a Record Breaker

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Leading the Charge 2017 Road Trip

The last two  LeadingTheCharge roads trips were very popular and very successful. Everyone that helped or participated had such a good time we thought we should do it again!

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Wanaka - EVs are the Buzz Around Town

There was a definite buzz in Wanaka during International Drive Electric Week (IDEW), as electric vehicle enthusiasts took to the streets to promote their beloved vehicles.  

 

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Charge Net and BMW Team Up to create more chargers

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BMW and Charge Net NZ are planning to install 100 fast charge stations across New Zealand.

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[Newshub - 27th September 2016]

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Passionate about Paxster Posties

 There is a suspicion that the new Paxster Postie EVs will be replacing the regular Postie push bike service. Bicycles are perhaps the ultimate environmentally friendly delivery vehicle, so isn’t this a step backwards?

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