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Startup
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’.
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Solar power
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.
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Cartech
How EVs could possibly minimise international conflict
This month’s flip the fleet poll asked EV owners their main reason for buying their cars.
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Startup
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.
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Cartech
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.
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New Zealand
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.
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Cartech
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.
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Internet of Things
Top digital opportunities for Kiwi SMBs going into 2018
"Technology will bring new ways to save time and money, but also bring increased competition.”
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Cartech
Electric vehicles and SUVs face off as Kiwis choose a dream car
The increased interest in EVs is a sign of things to come...
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Vector
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...
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Cartech
Coromandel opens a scenic touring loop for electric vehicles
“EVs are undoubtedly the future of domestic transport in New Zealand..."
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Tesla
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.
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Energy
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.
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Cartech
Why Kiwis love plug-in hybrid vehicles
Plug-in hybrids are an ideal electric vehicle option for New Zealanders with just one car...
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Cartech
Electrification is coming for long haul trucks
Supposedly this device can be easily installed on any truck...
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New Zealand
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...
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Artificial Intelligence
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..."
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Sustainability
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."
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Auckland University of Technology
$12m invested into developing wireless charging for electric vehicles
It is estimated that by 2050, 37 million electric vehicles will be on the road worldwide.
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NZTA
EVs to share special vehicle lanes on some of Auckland's busiest roads
Electric vehicles are set to share special vehicle lanes on Auckland roads, thanks to a new initiative by the NZTA.
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New Zealand
The EV revolution is coming faster than Kiwis think
“You'll be able to buy buses very economically from China...”
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Government
The AU$100 million program to encourage Australians to take up EVs
“By providing discounted finance through the CEFC, it is hoped we can encourage a greater uptake of electric vehicles and reduce emissions...”
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Sustainability
The first Kiwi e-truck has arrived and it’s taking out your trash
Christchurch will be the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to put a 100% electric residential waste collection truck into service...
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New Zealand
Ara is preparing Kiwis for the future, with EV technology programme
“They’re coming now so future mechanics need to be trained and ready...”