It’s an exciting time in our history. Electric vehicles are at a point where they are becoming increasingly affordable to the everyday driver, particularly through the growing second hand market.
New Zealand’s electricity system is ideally suited to electric vehicles. We have a 230 volt electricity distribution system, rather than the lower 110 volt system in the United States, meaning it takes much less time to recharge vehicles at home (easily recharge overnight).
With around 80% of our electricity coming from renewable generation sources like hydro-dams, the vast majority of energy used to charge cars is ‘green’, and much better for our environment than petrol or diesel.