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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 […]

Electric cars in capital spark interest

John Kerr posted in on June 21st, 2012.

A showcase of electric vehicles in Wellington has provided a glimpse into the future of personal transport and captured the attention of the national media. The display of electric powered transport at Te Papa on Wednesday was part of Electric Vehicle Day, an initiative of Mayor Celia Wade-Brown supported by local electric vehicle businesses and […]

SMC Briefing: Electric car technology

John Kerr posted in on June 20th, 2012.

Electric vehicles are now a global reality, but what are the market and regulatory challenges we face in creating an infrastructure to support them? The Science Media Centre held a media briefing exploring the reality and potential of electric vehicles in  New Zealand ahead of the APEC Electric Vehicle Connectivity Workshop and expert meeting at […]

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