There is a close EV community
Fossil fuels are having a negative impact on our environment. Over 20% of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions come from the transport sector.
The Government has recognised this, and is making electric vehicles a priority with its Electric Vehicles Programme.
The program is providing benefits to everyday New Zealanders who use electric vehicles (EVs) - for example, making early owners of electric cars exempt from paying road user charges and creating EVRoam, a central charging station database.
EV Dealers around the country are providing advice, support and EV services. Start ups and small businesses like Eco Geek Co are meeting home charging needs while car share and rental companies, like Blue Cars, MEVO, Yoogo and Power Trip give you the opportunity to try an EV before you buy one.
If you want to become part of the community, a good place to start is the NZ EV Owners facebook group