Throughout March 2020, we celebrated Kiwi organisations who are driving the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). Whether they drive them, share them, rent them out, or they’ve installed public charging infrastructure, these organisations are leading the electric revolution. You may have seen billboards and online ads from Gen Less thanking them for their leadership.

Why did we do it? Because electrifying road transport is one of the key ways we can reduce our emissions, and we want to encourage more businesses and individuals to consider them for their next car purchase. If people see that they’re being used across the country, in diverse industries, they’ll see what a great choice they are.

Talking about EVs celebrates them. It normalises the idea of them in business, and shows leadership by inspiring others. Ultimately, a growing electric fleet will help meet New Zealand’s climate change commitments.

Of course, by the end of March, transport in New Zealand was already looking very different, as we went to level 4 in the Covid-19 response and vehicle use dropped dramatically and quickly.

As a result, our transport emissions will be considerably lower, and air quality better. Going electric will help us to keep that momentum, even as vehicle use picks back up and we return to a new normal.

Thank you to everyone who took part for leading the way:

  • Charged EVs
  • CityHop
  • Civic Contractors
  • Civil Assist
  • Contact Energy
  • CustomFleet
  • Dempsey Wood Civil
  • Europcar
  • Give & Grow (Kings Plant Barn)
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • Green Business HQ
  • Green Cabs
  • Horizon Energy
  • JRL Electrical
  • LaLumiere
  • LeasePlan
  • Little Green Tours
  • Mainstream Green
  • McKay
  • Meridian Energy
  • NZ Post
  • Oxygen Consulting
  • Pakaraka Permaculture
  • PPCS
  • Recreational Services
  • Remix Plastics
  • Retyna
  • SnapRentals
  • Southern Water Engineering
  • Sustainability Trust
  • The Better NZ Trust
  • The Warehouse Group
  • Tranzit Group
  • Vector
  • Verboom Tees
  • Waikato University
  • Wellington Zoo
  • Yealands
  • Zilch Car Share

If you’d like to learn more about EVs, click here(external link).