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Climate Change Commission Advice Shows That New Zealand Will Embrace EVs

Monday, 1 February 2021, 4:42 pm | Drive Electric

Drive Electric, the not-for-profit with one mission – making electric vehicle ownership in New Zealand mainstream, welcomes the release of the Climate Change Commission’s advice for consultation and its focus on transport. Mark Gilbert, Chair of Drive ... More >>

Clean Car Import Standard, The First Step Towards A Planned EV Transition

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 10:57 am | Drive Electric

Thursday 28th January, AUCKLAND: Drive Electric, the not-for-profit with one mission – making electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand mainstream, welcomes the announcement by the Government today as a sign of what’s to come through 2021, and we are confident ... More >>

Drive Electric Welcomes Government Commitment To Shift Their Fleet; Now Let’s Move On The Rest Of Our Cars

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 3:39 pm | Drive Electric

Mark Gilbert, Chair of Drive Electric says, “Drive Electric congratulates the Government for declaring a climate emergency today, and welcomes the commitment to a carbon neutral public service by 2025, which includes the transition of the government ... More >>

Tesla Battery Day: Electric Tipping Point Nigh

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 12:12 pm | Drive Electric

  Elon Musk has announced further improvements to battery technology for Electric Vehicles during its Battery Day event in California today, signalling that price parity between EVs and petrol vehicles is ever closer. Bernstein Research shows ... More >>

Government Ten-year Transport Plan Overlooks Electrification

Monday, 21 September 2020, 12:01 pm | Drive Electric

Monday 21st September, 2020, AUCKLAND: Drive Electric, the not-for-profit with one mission – making electric vehicle ownership in New Zealand mainstream, has today responded to the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport , 2020/2021 ... More >>

Drive Electric Responds To EV Policy Announcements

Friday, 11 September 2020, 1:10 pm | Drive Electric

Friday 11th September, 2020, AUCKLAND: Drive Electric, the not-for-profit with one mission – making electric vehicle ownership in New Zealand mainstream, has today responded to the EV election policies announced by Labour and National. Mark Gilbert, ... More >>

Drive Electric Launches New White Paper On Fleet Buying In New Zealand

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 2:20 pm | Drive Electric

Making the Move: How Some of New Zealand’s Leading Organisations Have Gone Electric was released today at the EVs and Beyond Conference, Waiheke Island, Auckland. “Once a company has transitioned their fleet to electric, they never want to go back!” ... More >>

Coalition Government Backdown On 'Feebate' Scheme Keeps New Zealand Trapped In The Past

Saturday, 22 February 2020, 5:46 pm | Drive Electric

New Zealand First’s action to halt the introduction of a ‘feebate’ scheme designed to support the nation’s transition to low-emission vehicles is a leap back into the industrial age, says Drive Electric Chairman Mark Gilbert. “While ... More >>

Proposed CBD Emission Free Zones Put Spotlight on Vehicles

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 8:36 am | Drive Electric

Cities around the world, including Auckland, are looking at the creation of emission-free zones in city-centres as an initiative to reduce the impact of pollution on residents, but how will this impact the commercial vehicle sector and goods delivery in the ... More >>

Drive Electric Supports Government’s Plan

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 2:41 pm | Drive Electric

Drive Electric is strongly supportive of the Government’s plan announced today, to incentivise the shift to low-emission vehicles in New Zealand. More >>

‘Bonus Malus’ – How Sweden’s EV Scheme Makes Polluters Pay

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 9:52 am | Drive Electric

EV registrations in Sweden hit a historic high of 18 per cent in the month of the feebate’s implementation. More >>

Government push needed on EV incentives

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 10:03 am | Drive Electric

Huge progress has been made on growing New Zealand’s electric vehicle fleet in the last five years, but EV advocacy group Drive Electric wants the government to more clearly signal its intentions. More >>

Norway Expert to Discuss NZ Transition to Electric Vehicles

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:17 am | Drive Electric

Secretary General the Norwegian Electric Vehicle (EV) Association, Christina Bu arrives in New Zealand on Monday (26th November) to meet with industry, fleet buyers and politicians to discuss what New Zealand can learn from Norway’s world-leading conversion ... More >>

EVs part of vehicle finance and insurance shake-up

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 4:47 pm | Drive Electric

Electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles and car-sharing are set to disrupt how the finance and insurance sector operates, Drive Electric’s experts say. More >>

Drive Electric ramps up EV advocacy

Monday, 17 September 2018, 1:31 pm | Drive Electric

Electric vehicle advocacy group Drive Electric has been promoting the uptake of EVs in New Zealand on several fronts during recent months. More >>

International Drive Electric Week in the South Island

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 12:40 pm | Drive Electric

The 8th annual Drive Electric Week (DEW), a international celebration of electric vehicles (EVs), will be held September 8–16 in more than 300 registered events across the United States, Canada and New Zealand. Through test drives, rides, news ... More >>

Government action needed to boost EV numbers

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:00 pm | Drive Electric

Tax breaks are needed to achieve the Government’s long-held goal of having 64,000 electric vehicles on the road by the end of 2021, according to EV advocacy group Drive Electric. More >>

NZ keeping pace with electric vehicle charging technology

Friday, 29 June 2018, 9:12 am | Drive Electric

Drive Electric’s EV charging experts say work is underway to make sure New Zealand keeps up with the latest charging technology. More >>

Electric vehicle paper starts charging conversation

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 1:21 pm | Drive Electric

Research commissioned by Drive Electric has generated a deeper analysis of the impact widespread electric vehicle charging would have on the electricity network. More >>

Electric vehicle selection set to take off

Monday, 16 April 2018, 3:38 pm | Drive Electric

New electric vehicles will hit the market at a rapid pace over the next two years, not-for-profit group Drive Electric says. More >>