Dunedin has the highest proportion of electric vehicle drivers in New Zealand, according to a recent study from the University of Otago.
Auckland had less than one all-electric vehicle for every 1,000 people, but city-dwellers seem to prefer hybrid cars. Whereas, the South Island city has the highest number of pure electric vehicles per capita, with 3.73 electric vehicles per 1,000 population, followed by Wellington with 3.19.
Aucklanders own just over 2.60 plug-in hybrid cars per 1,000 people, the highest number in the country.
However, considering the total number of adoptions combining both pure EVS and plug-in hybrids, Auckland has just over 3.50 per 1,000 inhabitants, which remains lower than Dunedin and Wellington respectively.
In Dunedin, the combined EVS and plug-in hybrid rate is 4.34 per 1,000 inhabitants, compared to 4.33 for Wellington.
Electric vehicles consume around 30 eurocents per liter of gasoline, emit no exhaust and reduce their dependence on imported fossil fuels.
There are also maintenance savings on electric vehicles because a fully electric electric vehicle has only about 20 moving parts, compared to about 2,000 for a gasoline vehicle.
Electric Battery Vehicles that run exclusively on electricity with batteries such as the Hyundai plug have a range of 200 km before needing to be recharged.
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“We learned a lot from talking to the Norwegian industry about their successful transition,” said Linda Keating, Westpac NZ’s senior sales manager.
“They told stories of people lining up in snowstorms to load their cars. If they can do it, we can do it. “