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Deploy chargers around Auckland regional parks/holiday spots

Most of Aucklanders go around on weekends to regional parks like Goat Island reserve etc... Currently EVs have limited range, thus reaching Goat Island, which is 75kms one way from City centre, is almost impossible. Placing chargers there could increase usefulness of current EVs substanially, decreasing range anxiety, while results being increased EV uptake. I understand that not all parks have suitable electric ...more »

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Creating a 2nd hand market for EVs in NZ

The quickest way for mass EV adoption in NZ is to create a second hand market. Unfortunately, we can't source these EVs domestically.The number shows as of Nov 2012, there are only 60 EVs registered in NZ. The average NZers can't afford a $69K Leaf price tag. However, I believe from $25K to $45K, will attract more uptake. I've done some research and found that this is possible. I will post an update once I have my first ...more »

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Government subsidy to purchase EVs

New Zealand government should provide subsidies to New Zealanders to purchase Hybrid & Pure Electric Vehicles. While a lot of countries' governments provide substantial subsidies to encourage people to purchase EVs, NZ should also allow pure EV owners to drive on the bus lanes and transit lanes irrespective of single driver or with passengers in the car.

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Alternative methods for funding EVs

The industry keeps asking for grants for develping an industry in New Zealand. But there are other options. What about a low interest loans which can be partly or wholly repaid from operational savings afforded by the vehicle.

Also the vehicle companies have to come to the party, as currently their offers are considerably more expensive than in other countries.

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Alternative methods for funding EVs

The industry keeps asking for grants for develping an industry in New Zealand. But there are other options. What about a low interest loans which can be partly or wholly repaid from operational savings afforded by the vehicle.

Also the vehicle companies have to come to the party, as currently their offers are considerably more expensive than in other countries.

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COUNTRY recharging service stations the priority

Recharging points in the city is of little importance. We shouldn't be commuting long distances in cars, we should be using public transport for this. Widespread car commuting is always going to a disaster for our cities purely on the amount of area cars take up. All the great cities of the world are great because they are not car dominated; they aren't full of motorways, carparks and cars. For those who insist on driving ...more »

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COUNTRY recharging service stations the priority

Recharging points in the city is of little importance. We shouldn't be commuting long distances in cars, we should be using public transport for this. Widespread car commuting is always going to a disaster for our cities purely on the amount of area cars take up. All the great cities of the world are great because they are not car dominated; they aren't full of motorways, carparks and cars. For those who insist on driving ...more »

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NZ EV Production Model

I think a standardized EV model, based on a 750kg platform featuring a basic design car with standard options can be organically grown here in New Zealand and sold worldwide for $25,000 or less. The car would have a 100km range and a top speed of 100kmph. We have the technology and expertise to make it happen right now. Agree or disagree?

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I think a standardized EV model, based on a 750kg platform featuring a basic design car with standard options can be organically grown here in New Zealand and sold worldwide for $25,000 or less. The car would have a 100km range and a top speed of 100kmph. We have the technology and expertise to make it happen right now. Agree or disagree?

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more electric sales in nZ

$35000 for a volt in the us should make it $41000 her, not $85000.More incentive such as a $5000 minimum trade in on a lease to buy deal would be a good start.

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$35000 for a volt in the us should make it $41000 her, not $85000.More incentive such as a $5000 minimum trade in on a lease to buy deal would be a good start.

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EV acceptance via Plug in Hybrids

I am confident that vehicles such as the soon to be released in NZ Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will hasten the mainstream acceptance of 'battery' powered cars. Agree or disagree?

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