EV road­show for Kerik­eri

The Northland Age - - Local News -

This year’s na­tion­wide elec­tric ve­hi­cle in­for­ma­tion road­show will be in Kerik­eri on April 26, of­fer­ing in­de­pen­dent ad­vice on ev­ery as­pect of elec­tric ve­hi­cle (EV) us­age and own­er­ship.

The #Lead­ingTheChar­ge Great EV Road Trip is run by the Bet­ter NZ Trust, sup­ported by the En­ergy and Ef­fi­ciency Con­ser­va­tion Au­thor­ity (EECA). Bet­ter NZ is a char­i­ta­ble trust whose man­date is to cre­ate en­vi­ron­men­tal, fi­nan­cial and health ben­e­fits for all New Zealan­ders through ed­u­ca­tion, and by as­sist­ing in the adop­tion of zero car­bon re­new­able en­ergy tech­nolo­gies.

The trust is fo­cus­ing on ac­tively sup­port­ing the growth of a vi­brant EV com­mu­nity in New Zealand, and the road trip is the big­gest event on its cal­en­dar, chair­woman Kathryn Troun­son say­ing it had be­come a pop­u­lar an­nual fix­ture for elec­tric ve­hi­cle own­ers and en­thu­si­asts na­tion­wide, and for peo­ple who didn’t own an EV but would like to know more.

“It is a fun and easy way for peo­ple to find out ev­ery­thing they ever wanted to know about elec­tric ve­hi­cles, and to get a chance to drive or ride in a va­ri­ety of elec­tric ve­hi­cles,” she said.

Mrs Troun­son added the road trip would be vis­it­ing large and small cen­tres na­tion­wide, and had ex­tended its reach into a num­ber of pre­vi­ously un­vis­ited smaller towns this year be­cause of greatly im­proved bat­tery stor­age tech­nolo­gies, cou­pled with an ever-ex­pand­ing na­tion­wide charg­ing net­work.

It will be at Kerik­eri Re­tire­ment Vil­lage on Fri­day, April 26, for an hour from 4pm.

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