Price: $59,990 CO2: 0g/km
Kudos to Mitsubishi: the IMIEV was official the first all-electric production car to go on sale in New Zealand. Based on the tiny icar, the IMIEV costs big money for a small runabout but offers genuine zero-emissions commuting. It’s powered by 88 lithium-ion batteries (they’re located under the floor), which can be charged in seven hours from a 15-amp household socket. Mitsubishi claims range is 150km, which is claimed to be sufficient for most motorists’ daily commute. Mitsubishi has also signed a deal with Solarcity New Zealand to offer IMIEV owners a bespoke solar charging system that can completely offset the power needed to charge the car. The company claims the system can generate enough clan electricity to power the little Mitsubishi for 1250km per month.