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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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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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Kiwi opportunity to lead the world

With some innovative thinking and doing, NZ can not only lead the world in electrifying its transport fleet, it can also play a role in supplying niche products and expertise to the global electric transportation sector, helping create a cleaner, healthier future for all.

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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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Formula E city race to NZ

Formula E is a new electric car racing series starting in 2014 with pure electric cars. All courses are city courses with first races being held in prominent cities like Rio de Janeiro and Rome. If we could bring a race to any of our cities, that could increase customer awareness of EVs and could be beneficial to NZ economy as a whole. Currently Auckland is supporting V8 supercars with substantial amount of money. ...more »

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Conversion Process

We need to get real information on how much weight different models of cars can take, the process at present is flawed to say the least, the Japanese in some cases take the curb weight and add 55 kg per person, we take this value and subtract 80 kg per person, I'll leave you to figure out what this means to convertors

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NZ EV Parts Supply

I think economies of scale can be achieved in the costs of EV parts supplies if everyone who builds EV's uses the same sources of supply, under the umbrella of a larger organisation, such as APEV. Agree or Disagree?

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NZ Needs a new Energy Policy

Imagine a forward looking energy policy which sets the stage for a new energy lifestyle - one which goes beyond the framework of individual technologies and takes a holistic view of the opportunities presented by electric vehicles, solar power, batteries & fuel cells. Click agree if you would support such an initiative.

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Solar Energy Usage is Becoming more Efficient

With the advent of batteries that have longevity , safety and reliability (BYD sourced Li Fe Sulphate type ) we now have the means to STORE SOLAR ENERGY ......and have domestic electricity storage facilities. The use of LED LIGHTING to light our homes, hospitals, office buildings and streets is absolutely a dream solution soon to become a practical and ECONOMIC REALITY. ...more »

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Electric Transport is Only Part of the Big Picture

NZ should seek to establish any economic advantage it can achieve by fully developing its significant renewable resources (hydro, wind, solar and marine energy) both to supply the local energy market and to expand the export energy market. Expansion of the export market could be achieved by enabling the processing of NZ primary products (wood, agriculture, fisheries, iron sands, freezing capability, etc), adding value ...more »

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