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Govt to kick-start electric vehicle uptake- Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 6th, 2016.

The Government wants to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach 64,000 by 2021. Yesterday Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced a series of measures to try and reach the target, including a new Road User Charge exemption for heavy electric vehicles, a $6 million innovation fund and allowing electric vehicles […]

Tesla Powerwall battery – gamechanger or gimmick? Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 22nd, 2015.

Electric car company Tesla recently launched a battery to power homes, Powerwall, and the firm has made some bold claims about its potential ahead of going to market, but is the hype justified? According to Tesla, the Powerwall battery will allow solar panel-equipped homes to go ‘off grid’, or consumers to save money by charging […]

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