Curious about electric vehicles?
Find information and links to start your journey here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About electric vehicles
Public charging stations
New Zealand’s network of charging stations is growing all the time. Plan a longer road trip or find a handy top-up on the go.
What can I do next?
Find out more
Experience an EV
EV owners share their experiences and vehicles at events around the country. Click here to find out if there’s one near you. If not, try an EV dealer.