[Article first published in EVTALK, September 2019, www.evtalk.co.nz]
It’s been seven months since the inaugural Hamilton Electric Vehicles, the city’s only EV centre, opened in early February. Dealer principal Nicholas Down says the enquiries have been huge, which is “absolutely phenomenal”. “We can’t keep up with it!” Down says.Read more
A leading New Zealand electricity generator and retailer, Contact Energy, is well on track to electrifying its fleet, with the charge being led by the organisation’s geothermal operations near Taupo.
“We have nine EVs at the moment,” fleet manager Chris Girling says.
These comprise four Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs, three Renault Zoes, a Hyundai Ioniq and a Gen 1 Nissan Leaf.
The Leading the Charge roadtrip made its way into Hamilton on March 28, so I snuck down from Auckland to see how they were going.
[Rachel Hadfield - EV Talk - 29 Mar 2018]Read more
When you think of rural schools in New Zealand you probably think a handful of students, and quaint buildings in a picturesque setting – you would be right!
The #LeadingTheCharge team had spent the day before resting in Greymouth and with no public events scheduled along the drive up north to Nelson, the team split up and visited a handful of schools along the way.
[Kathryn Trounson - EV Talk - 26 Mar 2018]Read more
How do you convince the public that electric cars are no longer a fad but the future?
That is the challenge that faces the Better NZ Trust volunteers as we set out on the epic #LeadingTheCharge EV Road Trip starting March 14 in Bluff.
[Shawn Moodie - EV Talk - 14 Mar 2018]Read more