Leading the Charge EV Road Trip 2018 - Waimea

Leading the Charge - Annual Electric Vehicle Road Trip - 2018 - Bluff to the Cape Reinga.

The annual Leading the Charge EV Road Trip will be stopping at Richmond this year to showcase the latest in Electric Vehicle technology.

[Stuff Events - Eventfinda - Mar 2018]

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Hamilton Welcomes the #LeadingTheCharge EV Road Trip

Hamilton Welcomes the #LeadingTheCharge EV Road Trip

Join us as we welcome to Hamilton City the forth annual BetterNZ Trust #LeadingTheCharge Electric Vehicle Road Trip!

[Justin Boyd - All Events In]

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#LeadingTheCharge EV Road Trip

Tesla S, Tesla X, Renault Zoe, Hyundai Ioniq, BMWi3, Nissan Leaf, Nissan E-NV200 van, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Toyota Prius PHEV... and more.

Electric cars tour from Bluff to Cape Reinga each year to help inform the public and to promote electric vehicle uptake in NZ.

Electric vehicles are an important & easy way to lower gig emissions and reduce air and water pollution in our cities and towns. They are also comfortable, economical, fast and fun and are becoming more and more affordable. A second hand EV starts at about $9,999.

[Sue Pugmire - Stuff Events - Mar 2018]

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Lower Cuba Street Wellington – LTC Roadtrip

The 4th annual Leading the Charge Road Trip will be visiting Wellington on 23rd March, the midway point for a fleet of electric cars driving from Bluff to Cape Reinga.

Lower Cuba Street will be transformed into a street of the future, with electric vehicles parked for an entire city block.

[Sustainable Business Network - March 2018]

 

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Leading the Charge EV Road Trip

Havelock North

Unison, in partnership with Leading the Charge, are bringing you the opportunity to experience a range of Electric Vehicles up close and personal.

Monday 26 March next to Porters Hotel in Havelock North from 11:30am – 1pm, witness the rEVolution for yourself with a number of electric vehicles on site including the Tesla S! Take a spin and have your questions answered by the EV experts.

Unison, driving the future in partnership Hastings District Council.

[NZ Herald Events - March 2018]

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Leading the Charge Tour Starts 14 March 2018

Preparations are nearly finished for the Leading the Charge EV road trip over 5000km from Bluff to Cape Reinga from March 14 to April 3.

EV owners are being invited to join in on any leg or attend some of the 26 events planned along the way.

Californian EVangelist and regular visitor Chelsea Sexton is going along for the entire ride, while two French students on an EV tour of New Zealand will join in for about four days.

ChargeNet NZ says it has many more chargers now in place, so completing the journey should be a breeze.

The aim is to have as many people as possible experience an EV drive or ride during the tour.

Much more information features in EVtalk’s upcoming February magazine.

[Geoff Dobson - EV Talk - 5 Feb 2018]

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Leading The Charge Road Trip 2018

Planning is almost complete for the Annual Road trip. This year we are travelling from Bluff to Cape Reinga again with about 26 events planned. And we are excited to announce that Chelsea Sexton from the USA is joining us again for the entire trip!

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Wings and Wheels - Thames

Wings and Wheels Expo - Thames - 27th January 2018

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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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