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Electric vehicles go the distance

Monday, 8 October 2018, 2:11 pm | Flip the Fleet

If you think you can’t go places in an electric vehicle, you’re wrong. More >>

Electric vehicles score highly for satisfaction

Friday, 7 September 2018, 3:53 pm | Flip the Fleet

Electric vehicle owners really love their cars – and they’re keen to spread the word during International Drive Electric Week (8-16 September). More >>

EV owners share the love

Monday, 25 June 2018, 8:49 am | Flip the Fleet

People may be kinder to their family and wider community after buying an electric vehicle (EV). More >>

Electric vehicles bugged

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 4:37 pm | Flip the Fleet

A group of citizen scientists are planting tracking devices in electric vans and cars to measure their performance every minute of the day, month and year. It is all part of testing how well the EVs go in New Zealand conditions for work and play, ... More >>

Drive EVs to stop war

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 4:55 pm | Flip the Fleet

Buying an electric vehicle can help the world to avoid war. Well, Flip the Fleet didn’t expect that when they polled owners of electric vehicles this month on their reasons for buying an EV. But the respondent was adamant: “Oil played a huge part ... More >>

EVs are part of a longer sustainability journey

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 8:25 pm | Flip the Fleet

A new survey shows that while early adopters of electric vehicles bought them for environmental reasons and values, the switch to electric drove them further along a sustainability journey. More >>

EV Owners Keep a Close Watch on Electricity Prices

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 9:45 am | Flip the Fleet

Around a quarter of New Zealand’s electric vehicle owners already enjoy a cheaper night-time electricity price that has been discounted to minimise their costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Almost half of the remainder would also be interested ... More >>

Electric Vehicle Batteries Lasting Well So Far

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 8:30 am | Flip the Fleet

We estimate that range of the earliest models of electric vehicles declines at an average of 2% - 4% per annum because of battery decay. These EVs will still be able to travel 85 km on a single charge when ten years old, well in excess of the average ... More >>

One million small victories by NZ's electric vehicles

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 4:18 pm | Flip the Fleet

New Zealand will pass a significant milestone in its electric vehicle revolution this month. All of New Zealand’s electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids combined will avoid emitting 1 million kilograms of greenhouse gas in November. More >>

Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Accelerating Electric Revolution

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 8:31 am | Flip the Fleet

Plug-in Hybrids are an ideal electric vehicle option for New Zealanders with just one car in the family and a need to regularly travel long distances or tow loads. This is the finding of this month’s survey by ‘ Flip the Fleet ’, a citizen ... More >>

Why Wait Before You Buy Your First Electric Car?

Monday, 2 October 2017, 9:27 am | Flip the Fleet

Most New Zealanders would save more than five times the interest on any loan they would have to take out to meet the extra cost of buying an electric vehicle. More >>

Electric Vehicle Owners Prefer Charging at Home

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 8:58 am | Flip the Fleet

Despite being a shift from a decades-old tradition of ‘filling up at the petrol station’, over 92% of electric vehicle owners now prefer to charge-up at home. Most of the remaining 8% consider charging at home as the same amount of effort as ... More >>