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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%).
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
How EVs could possibly minimise international conflict
This month’s flip the fleet poll asked EV owners their main reason for buying their cars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top digital opportunities for Kiwi SMBs going into 2018
"Technology will bring new ways to save time and money, but also bring increased competition.”
Electric vehicles and SUVs face off as Kiwis choose a dream car
The increased interest in EVs is a sign of things to come...
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...
Coromandel opens a scenic touring loop for electric vehicles
“EVs are undoubtedly the future of domestic transport in New Zealand..."
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.
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.
Why Kiwis love plug-in hybrid vehicles
Plug-in hybrids are an ideal electric vehicle option for New Zealanders with just one car...
Electrification is coming for long haul trucks
Supposedly this device can be easily installed on any truck...
Electric vehicles could be an easy way for Kiwis to save money
The financial gain has a lot of EV owners wondering why more New Zealanders aren’t buying EVs right away...
NZ tech experts team up to develop EVs, robots and AI
“Tech leaders will work together to answer the toughest questions around the impacts and opportunities of new technologies..."
Volvo’s ground-breaking EV strategy embraced by the UN
"Volvo is leading the way and we can see now that the automotive industry is waking up to its responsibilities."