SATURDAY 3rd August, 2019
FREE PUBLIC EXPO
For one day only, EV World will open its gates to the general public. Entrance will be free and no pre-registration is required. Children are welcome.
The Better NZ Trust will have a manned stand just inside the main doors of the exhibition hall. Bring your questions about EV Ownership and our real owners will answer them without the sales banter but with plenty of enthusiasm for this wonderful transport option.
We will also be offering rides in an electric car next to the Rides and Drives area beside Gate 3. Experience the difference in an electric car or try out a model you haven't driven before.
EV World will also be holding free seminars in the main exhibition hall near the back.
For more information about what you'll find at the 3rd annual EV World in Auckland go here https://www.conferenz.co.nz/events/evworld-nz-2019
LEADING THE CHARGE VOLUNTEERS - WE NEED YOU BOTH AT OUR INDOOR BOOTH AND AT THE RIDES AREA: EITHER ON THE SIGN-UP DESK, OR OFFERING RIDES IN YOUR CAR. Register your interest in volunteering on our Facebook event page. We are looking for 2-hour slots or whatever you can manage.
217 Green Lane West Epsom
Google map and directions
FRIDAY 2nd May 2019, 9AM - 5PM
DAY 2 CONFERENCE
EV World will throw open its doors on the Friday to industry and trade.
If you work in the automotive or related fields, media, or you make fleet decisions, come along today, when the halls will be quieter and you can get a chance to speak one-on-one with the stand holders.
Better NZ Trust will have a manned stand in the main exhibition hall near the main doors. Come and talk to us about us visiting your workplace, so your staff can experience driving an EV.
We will also be offering free rides and drives near Gate 3, so you can experience the difference driving or riding in an electric powered car yourself.
Entrance is free on the Friday, but pre-registration is expected. For more information and to register your attendance go here https://www.conferenz.co.nz/events/evworld-nz-2019 Entrance into the Trade Expo does not gain you entrance into the Industry Conference being held elsewhere in the facility.
LEADING THE CHARGE VOLUNTEERS - WE NEED YOU TODAY
Please register your interest on our Facebook event listing.
217 Green Lane West Epsom
Google map and directions
This week, Opel has revealed its concept car and renewed their intention to release four BEV/PHEV by 2020 and an ambitious complete electrification of its lineup by 2024.
Earlier this year, Opel announced plans to build its own electric cars as its Chevy Bolt EV deal with GM isn’t working out.
The newly unveiled concept car will be released in the competitive Compact SUV segment of the market.
[Fred Lambert - Electrek - 23 Aug 2018]
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 an event or talk to a local dealer. 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.
For details of past events look at our blog
Whilst you will charge an EV at home most of the time, there may be occasions when you get caught short. Or, when planning a long trip, you want to know where you can fill up en route.
As of January 2019, there are 175 DC rapid charging stations across New Zealand ... plus another 300+ AC charge points registered on Plugshare.
The NZTA approved goal is to encourage the installation of a rapid charger every 75km along NZ's main State Highways so that even a low-range vehicle can travel inter-city. It has only taken four years, but this goal is nearly complete.
Now in 2019, providers appear to be installing more chargers to satisfy demand, to cover off-the-beaten-track tourist areas, and to create redundancy.
This map shows information uploaded by users to plugshare.com. You can see there are 500-odd public charging sites across New Zealand. The orange icons denote rapid DC chargers, which are ideal if you are just topping up or haven't got long to stop, whereas the green icons depict AC destination charging points. Destination chargers are slower charge points which in fact use the vehicle's onboard charger. They are ideal if your car will be parked for a longer length of time, such as in a parking building, shopping centre, or workplace.
If you click on the link and go to the plugshare.com site you can modify the search parameters to show only the charge sites you wish to see.
Plugshare offers a mobile phone app allowing you to find a location when you are on the move. It is available for Apple, Android and there is a separate app for Windows phones that uses the same information.
You can also visit charge.net.nz/map to find location information about their current and future fast charger units around New Zealand, or download the ChargeNet app to access their nationwide charging network on the go.
Leading The Charge is a community of drivers, enthusiasts, and advocates who are helping to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles in New Zealand by sharing our knowledge and passion through public events and outreach, as well as strategic engagement with other stakeholders.
We know that driving on clean, affordable, domestic electricity is more fun, convenient, and practical. That it improves air quality for families across New Zealand. That it supports both our local economy and the global environment. That it is, quite simply, better.
We’re happy to have you with us on this electrifying mission.
Local enthusiasts arrange events throughout the year but the two big annual events are the Great EV Road trip and International Drive Electric week. Organised with support of many sponsors and of course the community of enthusiasts.
Check out the info page for the 2019 Great EV Road trip here.
Leading The Charge is a project of the Better NZ Trust, whose vision is to create environmental, financial and health benefits for all New Zealanders through education, and assisting in the adoption of zero carbon renewable energy technologies.