Residents in a handful of Wellington's inner-most suburbs have proved to be the most vocal in pushing for electric vehicle charging stations in their streets.
Over the past few months, more than 80 submissions have been received by the Wellington City Council in relation to its new EV initiative, set to be rolled out over the next several months.
[Ruby MacAndrew - Stuff Motoring - 2 July 2018]
One in four Wellington residents have no garage so must park on the street
The Wellington Council says one in four Wellington residents have no garage so must park on the street — that’s a significant hurdle to Wellington EV ownership.
There are currently over a thousand EVs registered in the capital city and this number is growing fast. These EVs are going to need somewhere to charge and ChargeNet NZ wants to make street charging accessible to those who can't charge at home.
"If you’re an EV owner in Wellington (or would like to own one soon) we’d love you to take a couple minutes before July 13 to make an online submission to the Wellington City Council and show support for the installation of a network of convenient on-street chargers for residents," says Shawn Moodie of solPR.
"It’s all part of the plan by us and the Council, with support from EECA, to turn our capital city into a low carbon city with cleaner air and a healthier and more enjoyable environment. There’s a lot to love about EVs. They’re cheaper to run (only 15% of the cost of running an equivalent sized petrol vehicle), good for the environment, and fun to drive but without proper charging infrastructure in place Wellington is going to fall behind the rest of the country. ..."
[Shawn Moodie - ChargeNet NZ - 26 June 2018]
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]
New Zealanders got their first look at the Renault Zoe last Friday at the Leading the Charge event in Wellington.
[Lucire.com - 20th April 2016]
Tesla Model S owner Sean Dick with his car on autopilot on the Wellington motorway.
[Stuff.co.nz - 15th April 2016]
Renault unveils their new EV in Wellington - the Zoe five-door hatch.
[Stuff.co.nz - 14th April 2016]
Wellingtonians came to see and ride in electric cars and experience the future of environmentally sustainable transport.