News: New charge card for BMW EV owners

bmw-logoA new charge card is now all that is needed for BMWi owners to access New Zealand’s largest network of charging stations.

BMW’s ChargeNow network is operated by Charge Net NZ, providing customers more than 100 DC charging stations between Kaitaia and Invercargill.

It will allow BMW’s electric vehicle (EV) drivers the ability to fast-charge their cars at stations with the ChargeNow card, which effectively operates as a debit card. Continue reading “New charge card for BMW EV owners” »

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News: Foodstuffs trialling electric Nissan delivery vans

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A trial of Nissan e-NV 200 electric delivery vans by the Foodstuffs grocery co-operative at New World and PAK’nSAVE supermarkets in 2017 is receiving funding support from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

Foodstuff is importing 28 Nissan e-NV 200 vehicles during 2017 from the European factory. Once fully charged the e-NV 200 is capable of travelling up to 150 kilometres at a time without generating either noise or emissions.

“This is the first time for New Zealand that a commercial electric vehicle fleet of this size is under trial,” says Foodstuffs North Island Ltd chief executive Chris Quin. Continue reading “Foodstuffs trialling electric Nissan delivery vans” »

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News: Range Rover marks development with animation

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A new animation will celebrate the history of Range Rover.

The two-minute video marks key dates in the history of the brand, showing how it retains design elements of 1970s design in today’s vehicles.

Trademark features that have stood the test of time include a ‘floating’ roof, distinctive clamshell bonnet, continuous belt line and practical split tailgate. Continue reading “Range Rover marks development with animation” »

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News: Drivers under the influence biggest concern: survey

IAGDrivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs have a huge impact on the public’s perception of safety, a new survey has found.

The National Safety Perception Survey conducted by insurance group IAG New Zealand found the issue came in at top spot, with 28% of people are worried about drivers under the influence.

In second place 19% are concerned about assault, while in third 16% are worried about drug dealing. Continue reading “Drivers under the influence biggest concern: survey” »

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News: EV wins North American ‘Car of the Year’

thumbnail_image001 (1)The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt has captured the coveted 2017 North American Car Of The Year award.

This marks the first time ever that an all-electric car has captured this industry award, and its adds to the Bolt’s growing showcase, which includes Motor Trend Car of the Year, Green Car Journal Green Car of the Year, Car & Driver 10 Best, and so on.

The other contenders for NACOTY in the Bolt’s (car) category were the Genesis G90 and Volvo S90.
In the end, the Bolt won out largely because it’s a game-changer by being the first 200-plus mile electric car at a relatively affordable price point. Continue reading “EV wins North American ‘Car of the Year’” »

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News: Air NZ pulls Jaguar safety video

thumbnail_image001Air New Zealand will drop an in-flight ad that features a Jaguar F-Pace SUV driving on the right-hand side of the road due to safety concerns.

The ad, which was filmed overseas, has been screening on Airbus A320 flights between Auckland and Queenstown as part on an inflight quiz, Stuff.co.nz reports.

“The advertisement highlighted doesn’t meet our required standard and we’ve requested that it be removed,” Air NZ spokesperson Anna Cross says. Continue reading “Air NZ pulls Jaguar safety video” »

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