Electric Vehicles including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, are one of New Zealand’s biggest opportunities for reducing CO2 emissions and increasing the uptake of renewable energy.
80% of New Zealand’s electricity is generated from renewable sources, and there are sufficient consented renewable generation projects for New Zealand to recharge all of our three million vehicles if they were electric.
The pricing and capability of electric cars has advanced quickly in a short period of time and they are now practical for many Wellingtonians.
See www.electricvehicles.govt.nz to learn more.
Greater Wellington’s work around Electric Vehicles:
Electric bus fleet: Greater Wellington has an ambition for Wellington to be the first city in New Zealand with an all-electric bus fleet. Find out more about that work here
EV Policy: We have adopted an electric-first policy for our vehicle fleet. We have issued a 30 page paper and the wording of our policy, together with an action sheet to help you electrify your own fleet.
GWRC Electric First Vehicle Policy (Information Paper)
REV-WG: We convene a Regional Electric Vehicle Working Group (REV-WG). It meets quarterly and is open to sector stakeholders and interested parties from throughout NZ. If you would like to get involved in the development of a plan for the first 100 charging sites in the region or attend REV-WG sessions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org REV-WG activity is summarised in six monthly Coordination Updates.
In June 2016, Greater Wellington and the Wellington City Council co-hosted an Electric Vehicle Symposium that brought international experts from Canada, California, the UK and Norway together with a wide range of New Zealand speakers to discuss accelerating electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand.
Click on the links below to view the videos of the speakers on our YouTube channel and for PDFs of the PowerPoint presentations.
GOVERNMENT’S FUTURE TRANSPORT VISION
THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC
THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC
REALISING AN ELECTRIFIED FUTURE - Meeting challenges and seizing opportunities
TRANSFORMATION OF NEW ZEALAND’S BUS FLEETS
DRIVING FOR CHANGE – Enabling transition at a local level
DRIVING THE TRANSITION: NZ INCENTIVES & INFRASTRUCTURE
SUMMARY & CLOSING
'Charging Up North' mini-documentary co-funded by Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and Northpower