Electric Vehicle

Why buy an EV?

New Zealanders mainly buy electric vehicles for two reasons – they’re cheap to run, and they’re environmentally friendly.

Find out about the advantages of buying an EV, and a few things to keep in mind.

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Which EV is for me?

There are two main types of electric vehicle – battery EVs (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs).

Find out which would suit you best, and what models are for sale in New Zealand.

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EVs are environmentally friendly. They emit 80% less CO2 than an equivalent petrol vehicle when driven in New Zealand, thanks to our abundant renewable electricity. Find out more about environmental impacts of EVs.

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Charging an EV is the equivalent of buying petrol at about 30c a litre if you charge at home overnight. Learn more about EV running costs.

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A drive of 200km is within easy reach of most new EVs. Public chargers are available on nearly all New Zealand highways. Find out how far an EV can go.

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Low maintenance costs. An electric motor has a fraction of the moving parts of a petrol or diesel car, so EVs are cheaper to service.

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