Without the NZ government stepping up to bat with far more substantial incentives than the exemption from Road User Charges, EV uptake in NZ will continue at a snail's pace. Meanwhile, we will continue to spend billions of dollars importing fossil fuels, when vehicles could have been fueled with surplus overnight electricity, most of which comes from renewable sources. Agree or disagree?
Behind geothermal, EV innovation represents the best opportunity for NZ to contribute to and benefit from the global cleantech opportunity. Agree or not?
1. Do as Renault have done in Europe and unbundle the battery from the capital cost of the vehicle, with the motorist paying a monthly lease cost for the battery. This would shave somewhere around $15K off the capital cost.
2. A council that wants to own the "EV leadership" space in NZ offering a subsidy... more »
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 »
I think Government could get involved in EV charging infrastructure by setting up charge points based on J1772 standard to make charge points available in all major city shopping centres and public or council buildings. Agree or Disagree?
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?
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.
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
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 »
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.
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 »
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.