It's EV promotion season and we've just had a huge weekend of volunteer-led EVents. Many many EV owners have gone ahead and purchased an EV after first hearing about them at one of our events. We don't always publicly report on our events afterwards because we have so many every month and they are all largely successful. But our volunteers went to such great lengths under the hot sun this past weekend, that we are posting a montage of what took place below.
So what do we do? And what is the Better NZ Trust all about?
image: Trustee, Sigurd Magnusson, takes members of the public for an EV experience ride
The Better NZ Trust promotes the uptake of Electric Vehicles in NZ, particularly in the light passenger and light commercial fleets. We largely do this by holding events where people can look at, learn about, touch and sit in actual electric vehicles. We hand out information pamphlets, dispel myths and answer questions from the point of view of real EV Owners, all without any sales pressure. Our display vehicles are provided by volunteers, EV-expert car dealers, and commercial fleets who have made the switch to electric. If you own an EV, you can get involved. Simply ask on your local EV Owners group, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Zealand Electric Light Fleet is expected to reach 20,000 before the end of March
We've been promoting EVs using our brand "#LeadingTheCharge" since 2015, and are officially sponsored by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) to pass their informative pamphlets out to the public.
Find our Event Calendar for up and coming EVents at: https://www.leadingthecharge.org.nz/calendar
Our next major EVent is at Frankton Thunder on April 5th 2020.Read more
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