Elec­tric road trans­port on show in Manukau

New Zealand LCV - - NEWS | ROUND-UP -

A DED­I­CATED ELEC­TRIC VE­HI­CLE SHOW AT AUCK­LAND’S Voda­fone Events Cen­tre in Manukau will open Drive Elec­tric Week this Septem­ber.

The show, Ev­worldnz, runs on Septem­ber 8 and 9, and will in­clude ed­u­ca­tion, ad­vice and elec­tric ve­hi­cle (EV) experiences to con­sumers, busi­ness own­ers, fleet and pro­cure­ment man­agers, and key stake­hold­ers in the New Zealand ecosys­tem.

Or­gan­is­ers say New Zealand has some ex­cel­lent ex­am­ples of pi­o­neers who have com­mit­ted to con­vert­ing their fleet to EV.

The com­pa­nies see the move as an in­tel­li­gent busi­ness de­ci­sion, at the same time recog­nis­ing that sus­tain­abil­ity is a re­spon­si­bil­ity the pri­vate sec­tor must un­der­take.

Ev­worldnz in­cludes an in­dus­try con­fer­ence on Fri­day Septem­ber 8 fea­tur­ing lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional ex­perts who will dis­cuss the global EV out­look, pro­cure­ment and fi­nan­cial is­sues, and max­imis­ing the EV op­por­tu­nity for com­mer­cial fleets.

The con­fer­ence will be com­ple­mented by case stud­ies, in­ter­ac­tive pan­els and round-ta­ble dis­cus­sions.

The case stud­ies in­clude Food­stuffs’ tri­als of Nis­san EV gro­cery de­liv­ery vans, and a case study of refuse con­trac­tor Waste Man­age­ment’s fleet up­grad­ing and up­dat­ing. Green Cabs will out­line lessons learned in pi­o­neer­ing an EV fleet. The show also in­cludes a free-to-at­tend trade day expo for small and medium busi­ness own­ers, fleet man­agers and de­ci­sion-mak­ers in busi­nesses to ex­pe­ri­ence and eval­u­ate EVS.

There will be sem­i­nars on op­por­tu­ni­ties for the EV fleet, the EV busi­ness case, stories from the con­verted and a ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion with Work­safe.

Gro­cery com­pany Food­stuffs has been us­ing elec­tric-pow­ered Nis­san vans like this E-NV200 as de­liv­ery ve­hi­cles.

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