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Fleet Street: The EV market gets buy-in from Kiwi corporates

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Fleet Street: The EV market gets buy-in from Kiwi corporates

When it comes to electric vehicles, the government is thinking big: 64,000 EVs on New Zealand roads by 2021. It’s a noble goal, but, in part two of an ongoing series on the rise of electric vehicles, we see why it’s going to take more than good intentions from the government to achieve it.

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The fallout from Brexit isn’t all bad – for overseas consumers, anyway. The weak pound has prompted a rush on ecommerce sites and world-renowned furniture designer David Trubridge has taken it a step further and bought an electric BMW i3 at a sharp price. He took the opportunity to chat with Jenny Keown about how Kiwi businesses should be investing in sustainability.

Expat Ed Kjaer returned to New Zealand this week for a showing at New Zealand's first electric vehicle symposia in Auckland and Wellington. As Southern California Edison’s director of plug-in vehicle readiness programme, he's learned a thing or two about electric cars and has some informed opinions about where the industry's headed.

Electric Vehicles

They've been around since 2008 so it's common enough to see fuel economy labels on new petrol or diesel-powered vehicles. But ever seen a similar label for electric vehicles? In a move that bodes well for the growth of the electric car market, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority has introduced the electric vehicle label, giving consumers independent, comparative information on the efficiency and running costs of vehicles.