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Tesla's software updates: Dashcams and Atari and navigation, oh my!
Tesla is has rolled out a new software update that includes features like dashcam capabilities, better climate controls, obstacle avoidance, and even in-car gaming.
23 Nov 18
Hands-on review: The Tesla Model X P100D
Never have I been in a car which has been this much of a conversation starter. Almost everywhere we parked, I’d have people come up and ask questions about the Model X.
08 Nov 18
Jaguar EV's new sound alert for blind pedestrians
One of the original sounds included one inspired by sci-fi spacecraft, but instead of looking at the road, pedestrians ended up looking at the sky.
11 Oct 18
Kiwis dream of electric vehicles - while we're buying gas guzzlers
“The number of EVs in the fleet grew by 3,656 in 2017 but the number of large vehicles, with engines greater than 3000 cc, grew by five times that amount."
08 Oct 18
What Tesla's been up to in New Zealand
Tesla Mobile Service, more destination chargers, and a peek at the Model 3... here's the latest goss from Tesla NZ
28 Sep 18
Kiwis nervous about self-driving cars & electric vehicles, survey finds
Almost two-thirds of Kiwis are worried about autonomous vehicles, with women (74%) significantly more skeptical than men (56%).
14 Aug 18
Innovative EV projects receive $3.97m government funding
“This is about demonstrating the rapidly evolving technology that is making electric vehicles a practical option for a growing number of businesses."
08 Aug 18
Quick bites: What's happening in the EV space right now
There’s been a lot of rumbling in the electric vehicle (EV) space recently, especially with the likes of Tesla finally opening its Auckland showroom.
12 Jul 18
Chinese EV maker uses BlackBerry tech to create safer vehicles
Vehicles will be able to make sure critical systems are isolated and are able to run safely, even if there are problems with non-critical systems.
25 Jun 18
How to get businesses on board with electric vehicles
Drive Electric have release advice on how to go about working with businesses to transition to an EV fleet.
30 May 18
Taupō talks tech: The local Kiwi firms transforming business from the ground up
From New Zealand's farming heartland to the mountains and to the cloud, Taupō's regional businesses are embracing technology from the ground up.
24 May 18
Mevo teams up with Wellington City Council to be a free-floating car share
Mevo vehicles can now be dropped at any approved Wellington City Council parking space in Mevo’s ‘Home Zone’.
08 May 18
The story of a solar-powered plane that travelled around the world
Point of No Return is the behind the scenes documentary of the world’s first solar-powered flight around the world.
02 May 18
How EVs could possibly minimise international conflict
This month’s flip the fleet poll asked EV owners their main reason for buying their cars.
26 Apr 18
Kiwi Startup Spotlight: Mevo's carshare service makes EVs accessible
The private car is typically the second-largest purchase people make - but the average car is used less than 4% of the time.
23 Apr 18
Could Labour's fuel tax be a good thing for EV owners?
Meridian Energy is supporting the opportunity to increase the uptake of EVs created by Government’s new transport plan.
06 Apr 18
Waste Management NZ redefines the ‘tidy Kiwi’ with electric vehicles
Waste Management NZ recently opened New Zealand’s first workshop dedicated to converting diesel trucks into electric vehicles.
03 Apr 18
The VW Bus is back, and it’s gone green
The I.D. Buzz is the second EV concept that VW has revealed for production.
14 Mar 18
Top digital opportunities for Kiwi SMBs going into 2018
"Technology will bring new ways to save time and money, but also bring increased competition.”
15 Jan 18
Electric vehicles and SUVs face off as Kiwis choose a dream car
The increased interest in EVs is a sign of things to come...
11 Jan 18
AI takes control of Auckland’s power grid, that’s not scary at all
The mDERMS programme uses the latest technology to better monitor, analyse, and control Auckland’s energy network...
18 Dec 17
Coromandel opens a scenic touring loop for electric vehicles
“EVs are undoubtedly the future of domestic transport in New Zealand..."
11 Dec 17
Kiwi platform enables you to rent a Tesla from your neighbour
Ever gazed at a Tesla (whether on the Internet or in person) and dreamed about driving one? Well now you can with this peer to peer platform.
03 Nov 17
Electric Village to open in Gisborne - NZ’s first energy hub
Flick will also power the region’s first fast charging electric vehicle station which will be located on the main street outside the hub.
27 Oct 17