Electric Vehicles in New Zealand
The EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) has released a draft document on Deploying Electric Vehicles in New Zealand.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are an emerging form of transport worldwide which could help New Zealanders meet their private transport needs while reducing their climate change impact.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is assisting the introduction of EVs into the New Zealand market, by working to overcome barriers such as uncertainty and inconsistency around standards.
- confusion among consumers about the requirements for different vehicles
- safety concerns arising from this confusion
- vehicles charging with some plugs but not with others
- homes needing significant (and costly) new wiring and sockets
- uncertainty regarding the Standards required to be met by the vehicle and associated charging equipment.
- providing information about the New Zealand regulatory environment as it applies to EVs and charging technologies
- providing background information about the expected charging needs of New Zealand EV users.