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New Zealand
No power? No problem: Kiwi electric vehicle owners aren’t afraid of getting stranded
The poll found that 72% of Kiwi EV drivers experience only occasional range anxiety...
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BMW
Tesla, Volkswagen and BMW battle it out for the most efficient electric car
Cars are about more than just sleek looks and speed many of us need something practical, here are three EVs that deliver in that regard...
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Electric car
Will NZ's infrastructure crash and burn as we convert to electric vehicles?
EVs are coming to NZ regardless of whether or not we're prepared, but the time has come for companies to start being proactive...
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New Zealand
The 2020 EV conversion, does NZ have the necessary infrastructure?
NZ has been embracing EVs, however, do we have the infrastructure to support this conversion?
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Photography
Car or Camera? Photographer uses Volvo’s XC60 SUV to take spectacular pictures
Prize-winning photographer takes Volvo’s new SUV and uses it as a camera...
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Cloud
Volvo pledges to do away with all conventional combustion engines by 2019
Volvo announced that every car it launches from 2019 onward will have an electric motor, marking the historic end for internal combustion engines.
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Government
NZ energy innovation bill speeds through its third reading in parliament
"This bill will help reduce transport sector emissions by encouraging the uptake of electric-vehicles."
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Electric car
Tesla model three expected to start production on Friday
The Tesla model three combines real world range, performance, safety and spaciousness into a premium sedan.
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BMW
Exclusive: Three sports cars that embrace an electric future
Efficiency, speed and sustainability, here are three sports cars that embrace an electric future.
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Expo
EV world New Zealand, NZ’s first electric vehicle showcase
“it’s the future of mobility and we’re the first to create something for this exploding market.”
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Future
Elon Musk: Tesla's market cap higher than they deserve
"In my experience, in over 10 years covering stocks and clean energy, I've never heard another CEO say that."
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Innovation
Elon Musk enlists help of Twitter in naming new tunnel bore
Could Al Bore be the name of the flagship bore for Elon Musk's The Boring Company?
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Hybrid
China's green vision: More electric cars!
"In the next several years, out to 2020, we expect to launch at least 10 new energy vehicles into the marketplace."
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Manufacturing
Tesla recalls 53,000 cars after braking failure
All Model S and Model X vehicles manufactured between February and October of 2016 contain a gear that may have been improperly made.
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Volkswagen debuts all-electric minibus concept for the modern hippy
"This concept vehicle is the world's first electric multi-purpose vehicle to be equipped with a fully autonomous driving mode."
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Infrastructure
The Warehouse plans to install more EV charging stations across NZ
The Warehouse aims to install and manage EV charging stations outside 20 of its stores, all within in the next 18 months.
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Managed Services
Base 2 ditches the gas guzzlers: The future is now EV
"New Zealand has this clean, green image in the world, but yet in this space we're so far down the pack in terms of leading on this."
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Apps
Vector's new EV charging app wants to ease 'range anxiety' for Kiwi drivers
Vector is making efforts to put 'range anxiety' to rest for electric vehicle (EV) drivers across the country, with the launch of its EV charging app.
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Cloud
BMW electrifies New Zealand's Middle Earth
The vehicle manufacturer has confirmed its position at the forefront of the world’s electric revolution.
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Infrastructure
Govt builds more electric vehicle charging stations
“We’ve set a target to get 64,000 EVs on New Zealand roads by 2021 but it will be a team effort.”
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Sustainability
New Zealand ahead of the curve when it comes to electric vehicles
“It’s clear that electric vehicles are the future. This is a natural evolution, and it is our aim to encourage that switch sooner, rather than later.”
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Innovation
NZ Bus fleet begins transition to electric technology
“Our technology offers an ideal and economically attractive match for these conditions and is a proven solution to support New Zealand’s transition."
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Sustainability
Tesla's Model 3: The single biggest launch of any product ever
"This has been a true grassroots effort driven by the passion of the Tesla team that’s worked so hard to get to this point."
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Solid Energy
Z Energy continues to invest in NZ's electric cars
Z Energy has opened Auckland’s first fast charge electric vehicle charging station at the Z Skyway service station at Auckland airport.