Electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t the stuff of science fiction, they are very real and they are here to stay!
If you haven’t seen an electric vehicle for yourself, come along to a Leading The Charge event. At these events, you will be able to talk to some of the owners or read information about the current EV situation in New Zealand and what steps are being taken to increase uptake.
SUNDAY, April 5th 2020, 8AM – 4PM
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 IN LINE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT ADVICE
For more information: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-advice-public-events-and-mass-gatherings
The 5th annual Frankton Thunder event. Cars, eCars, bikes, tattoo, steampunk, military vehicles and more.
Calling all EV owners and anyone interested in attending, please call Hamilton EV (0800 959 400) or contact Facebook group: Waikato EV Owners if you want to enter your car.
The event caters to: classic, custom, motorcycling and hot rod communites, but also has become an opportunity for a variety of groups to show-case their interests in public displays and create family-friendly activities.
Among the offerings are:
- Displays of military vehicles,
- An enthusiastic group of Waikato re-enactors who will re-create the WWII Battle of Arnhem,
- The Miss Frankton Thunder retro-fashion and beach-wear competition,
- Photo-Rama and Thunder Ink tattoo competition.
- On site will also be the popular Steam Punk community.
Frankton Thunder can be experienced in and around Commerce St Frankton, Hamilton form 9am to 4pm Sunday April 5 2020
Make sure you save the date for this massive event.
Volunteer and Child friendly
INTERNATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK
SATURDAY 26th September – SATURDAY 3rd October 2020
Register your interest: https://forms.gle/sBJmPFWg3uB7Pma39
Join other EV Owners on the ultimate North Island Road Tour as we travel counter-clockwise from Auckland to Auckland via Hamilton, New Plymouth, Whanganui, Wellington, Feilding, Taupo, Tauranga, Coromandel and Thames.
Low range cars may start a day early to get to New Plymouth from Auckland. Join in for the whole NI tour or just a section of it. Alternatively, take the ferry in Wellington to catch up with the SI tour in Westport.
Don't have an EV that can go the distance? Why not share a ride with friends. This tour is open to all EV owners/drivers and their families. You do not have to be a member of Leading the Charge.
This is a rally style tour, and all expenses will be your own. This means you can travel as cheaply or as posh as you like. We'll list motels that we aim to stay in, but booking these will be optional.
We've tried to make most days relatively short driving distances so that we have time to stop and visit some interesting places along the way. From wind farms to off-the-grid power stations, we'll even have a go at gold mining. Visiting the Coromandel is a first for the Leading The Charge Road Tour.
This year we will not be holding events at each stop, but if we get enough cars, we're sure to draw a crowd for some impromptu EV promotion. This is a fun week, for EV Owner camaraderie, and stretching your EV legs.
Register your interest by filling in the following basic questionnaire, so we can keep you informed. This does not oblige you to attend at this stage. https://forms.gle/sBJmPFWg3uB7Pma39
More details to follow and keep an eye out on our EV 2020 Road Tour page: https://www.leadingthecharge.org.nz/ltc_2020_road_tour
Images from 2019 Great EV Road Trip: Picnic lunch at Wharerata. Joint dinner in Napier.