New Zealand government backs Hiringa’s nationwide hydrogen fueling network

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The Infrastructure Reference Group has provisionally approved $20 million for Hiringa Energy to establish New Zealand’s first nationwide network of hydrogen fuelling stations. —New Zealand Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods.

New Zealand unveils $8,600 subsidy for electric vehicles

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New Zealand unveils $8,600 subsidy for electric vehicles. The New Zealand government has introduced subsidies to make electric vehicles cheaper as the new petrol and diesel cars more expensive. New Zealand subsidy for electric vehicles.


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Hiringa Energy and HYZON Motors to deploy fuel-cell-powered heavy trucks in New Zealand in 2021

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New Zealand’s Hiringa Energy and US-based HYZON Motors Inc. So, for New Zealand to be able to secure this agreement with HYZON demonstrates New Zealand’s leadership in how we are approaching the hydrogen FCEV opportunity.

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Hiringa and Waitomo to partner to develop New Zealand’s first hydrogen refueling stations network

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New Zealand energy companies Waitomo Group and Hiringa Energy intend to work in partnership to develop New Zealand’s first nationwide hydrogen refueling stations network. Waikato-based Waitomo Group is New Zealand’s fastest-growing independent fuel retailer.

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Hyzon Motors to supply up to 1,500 fuel-cell heavy-duty trucks to Hiringa Energy in New Zealand

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and New Zealand’s Hiringa Energy signed a vehicle supply agreement, with Hyzon commissioned to build and supply Hiringa with zero-emission Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV). The hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks, to be assembled at Hyzon’s facility in Winschoten, The Netherlands, will be manufactured in full compliance with local New Zealand requirements and the first batch of vehicles are expected to enter service in New Zealand by the end of 2021.

Air New Zealand and Airbus to look into potential for hydrogen-powered aircraft in shorter domestic flights

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Air New Zealand and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on a joint research project to better understand the opportunities and challenges of flying zero-emission hydrogen aircraft in New Zealand. —Air New Zealand CEO Greg Foran.

Driving the Yutong TCE12 electric bus in New Zealand

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New Zealand now has a Yutong TCE12 fully electric luxury coach in daily service, offering clean, quiet and efficient journeys with air[.]. The post Driving the Yutong TCE12 electric bus in New Zealand appeared first on

Video: Driving the Mini Electric in New Zealand

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The post Video: Driving the Mini Electric in New Zealand appeared first on __ miniThe electric Mini is cool and funky, but is it any good? It has pros and cons, such as good acceleration and[.].

Video review: Hyundai Kona EV in New Zealand

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It might not be the sexiest, cheapest electric car in New Zealand, but the Hyundai Kona EV is a popular seller. The post Video review: Hyundai Kona EV in New Zealand appeared first on __ electric vehicle Hyundai Kona EV Kona

50 fascinating facts about New Zealand

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Whether you’re visiting New Zealand or perhaps you’d just like to improve your New Zealand knowledge, these 50 fascinating New Zealand facts[.].

Rivian sends its R1T, R1S, and electric van to New Zealand for cold-weather tests


Rivian has sent the R1T pickup, the R1S SUV, and its electric delivery van to New Zealand. New photographs of the vehicles were captured by an unidentified source and shared by u/RobDickinson of the r/Rivian subreddit.

Driving the Kia EV6 in New Zealand (Video)

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The Kia EV6 has been unveiled in New Zealand and it’s packed with features and performance. The post Driving the Kia EV6 in New Zealand (Video) appeared first on __ EV6 KiaIt’s finally here!

Driving the Audi e-tron 55 quattro in New Zealand

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The post Driving the Audi e-tron 55 quattro in New Zealand appeared first on __ Audi e-tronThe Audi e-tron 55 quattro is a beast, pouring 300 kilowatts of power to each of its tyres and offering a range[.].

Video: Driving the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in New Zealand

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The post Video: Driving the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in New Zealand appeared first on __ Hyundai ioniq 5The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a superb electric vehicle, with comfort, power and features, all wrapped up in a futuristic shell.

Nissan Leaf withdrawn from New Zealand, electric-car sales plummet

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When it comes to thriving markets for electric cars, New Zealand doesn't exactly top the list. The Nissan Leaf is the bestselling electric car worldwide, but now Nissan will stop selling it from New Zealand. sales plug-in cars New ZealandSo what happens when a bestselling electric car is withdrawn from what is already a low-volume market? DON'T MISS: 2012 Nissan Leaf To Arrive.

ChargeNet NZ installs New Zealand’s fastest Electric Vehicle Chargers


ChargeNet NZ has installed a pair of Dual 300kW Hyperchargers in Auckland, the first of its kind and the fastest publicly available chargers in New Zealand.

Rocket Lab to debut second New Zealand launch pad with first launch of 2022


Rocket Lab, a California-based aerospace company, recently announced the completion of a second launch pad at its primary New Zealand launch facilities. The post Rocket Lab to debut second New Zealand launch pad with first launch of 2022 appeared first on TESLARATI.

Video review: driving the Polestar 2 in New Zealand

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The post Video review: driving the Polestar 2 in New Zealand appeared first on __ PolestarThis Polestar 2 has a 78 kWh battery and 300 kW “performance pack” which means it’ll do 0-100 in 4.7 seconds and around[.].

Nio ET7 Sedan Completes Month-Long Winter Test In New Zealand


Since China is hot this time of year, Nio shipped an ET7 prototype to New Zealand for an entire month of winter testing

Hundreds of Teslas reported in Auckland port, hinting at even more growth in NZ


Recent reports from the Port of Auckland have indicated that hundreds of Tesla vehicles are likely waiting for delivery in New Zealand. It seems Tesla will continue to grow in New Zealand this year.

LDV EV T60: driving New Zealand’s first electric ute (video)

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The LDV EV T60 is New Zealand’s first, all-electric ute. The post LDV EV T60: driving New Zealand’s first electric ute (video) appeared first on __ EVT60 uteFarmers and tradespeople alike have been crying out for such a vehicle for[.].

Keynote Trailer: Holland to New Zealand by Electric Car

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100,450km from Holland to New Zealand in an […]. The post Keynote Trailer: Holland to New Zealand by Electric Car appeared first on Plug Me In. One Man. One Car. One Mission. Zero Emissions. 1222 days. 34 countries.

New Zealand issues new guidelines for EV manufacturers and importers

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New Zealand has issued new guidelines for electric vehicle manufacturers and importers to provide clarity about the regulations and rules for the safe use of electric vehicles in New Zealand. These guidelines aim to facilitate electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand by providing information in one place about the regulatory and market conditions that affect electric vehicles.

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia partner to investigate options for locally produced aviation biofuel

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In a trans-Tasman alliance, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to the market to explore the opportunity to procure locally-produced aviation biofuel. Air New Zealand Chief Flight Operations and Safety Officer Captain David Morgan says the airline recognizes the impact aviation has on the environment and this RFI is a key initiative under its carbon management program.

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New Zealand revs up for electric cars

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Widespread use of electric cars is just a matter of time: and according to industry experts in New Zealand, they could take over the roads within 10 years. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars green cars New Zealand Tesla RoadsterHong Kong University President CC Chan spoke at the APEC Workshop in Wellington and stated that electric cars had made a significant breakthrough by capturing the attention [.].

ChargeNet celebrates five years of powering up New Zealand


In October 2015, ChargeNet went live with its first electric vehicle charger Jaques’ Four Square in Kaiwaka, 100km north of Auckland’s CBD.

New Zealand adjusts electric car guidelines

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In a bid to clear up the issues of electric car safety, New Zealand is offering new guidelines to electric car manufacturers and importers. Entitled: Deploying electric vehicles in New Zealand: A guide to the regulatory and market environment; the guidelines were put together by the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economic Development, [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars green cars New Zealand

Licella signs MoUs with Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand on renewable aviation fuels

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Australia-based Licella , a wholly owned subsidiary of Ignite Energy , has signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand to examine the development and commercialization of a process to convert woody biomass into sustainable aviation biofuel. The company’s new commercial demonstration facility at Somersby in New South Wales was just opened by the Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson.

New Zealand Will Not Implement Fuel Economy Standard

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The government of New Zealand will not proceed with developing and implementing fuel economy standards as proposed by the previous government. While most countries deal with only a small number of importers and manufacturers, New Zealand does not have a domestic vehicle manufacturing industry and imports a large number of used vehicles through several thousand importers. The average CO 2 emissions of new vehicles entering the fleet have dropped from 220.6

CSIRO report concludes that sustainable biojet fuel industry is achievable for Australia/New Zealand

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Establishing an economically and environmentally beneficial, bio-derived Australian and New Zealand aviation fuels industry is a viable proposition, according to a report compiled by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia’s national science agency) in collaboration with the region’s major aviation industry players. If this scenario is realized, then by 2030 Australia and New Zealand are expected to save more than A$2 billion (US$2.1

New Zealand Strategic Assessment of Biofuels Calls for Emphasis on Synthetic Diesel from Wood

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A report from the New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, is calling for a more strategic approach to biofuels. The report concludes, and Commissioner Wright emphasizes in an overview of the report, that if biofuels are to play a significant role in New Zealand’s energy future, then drop-in synthetic diesel made from wood is the pathway on which the country should concentrate.

New Zealand simplifies Road User Charges system, extends exemption for light electric motor vehicles from 2013 to 2020

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New Zealand is implementing revenue-neutral changes to its road user charges (RUC) system as of 1 August 2012. In New Zealand, diesel and electric-powered vehicles pay for their road use through road user charges. Among the modifications to the RUC, the New Zealand government has extended the current exemption for light electric motor vehicles from the requirement to pay road user charges—enacted in 2009 and due to expire in 2013—to 2020.

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New Zealand LM Energy Applies for Underground Coal Gasification Prospecting Permit

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As part of its long term strategy to secure substantial energy resources in New Zealand L&M Energy Limited (LME) has lodged an application for an underground coal gasification (UCG) prospecting permit over a 2.112 sq km area containing in excess of 2 billion tonnes of Waikato coal measures. The application area is located north and south of the Huntly coal mines, which produce coal for supply to power generation and New Zealand Steel.

E85 bioethanol fuel goes on sale in New Zealand

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A fuel supplier in New Zealand has launched a new 85 per cent bioethanol fuel- the first high blend ethanol content fuel available publicly through the country’s petrol stations. Gull New Zealand has launched the new Gull Force Pro fuel as a high-octane, low emission alternative to conventional petrol. Biofuels bioethanol ethanol Gull Force New Zealand Pro

Renault-Nissan Alliance Partners with the Wellington City Council, New Zealand on Zero-Emission Vehicles

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance (the Alliance) and the city of Wellington in New Zealand have formed a partnership to explore the development of a Zero Emission Vehicles program. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which a working team of representatives from the City Council and Nissan will identify potential areas of co-operation in promoting the use of zero emission vehicles in the city.

Rivian R1T, R1S, Delivery Van Headed To New Zealand For Testing


Reportedly, Rivian's vehicles will undergo winter testing at the Southern Proving Grounds

New Zealand's First Free Public Charging Point Installed

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Despite New Zealand's international clean and green image, it's a country which has been trailing behind when it comes to electric vehicles, with almost every all-electric vehicle on the nation's roads being a home-conversion. The price of New Zealand's gasoline has now reached $6.12

New Zealand will not implement fuel economy standard

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The previous government in New Zealand may have proposed a fuel economy standard, but now the new government has announced it will not proceed with those plans. He said that New Zealand does not have a domestic vehicle manufacturing industry and imports a large number of used vehicles so the proposal would have been difficult and costly to carry out. Tags: Green cars Latest news fuel economy fuel economy standard New Zealand

iMiev cheapest car to drive, according to New Zealand's new fuel economy ratings

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New Zealand unveiled yesterday a car new fuel economy rating label meant to give "consumers independent, comparative information on the efficiency and running costs of vehicles" In what might be a surprising result, they've declared

New Zealanders lured by clean diesel cars

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Motorists in New Zealand are increasingly turning to the power of diesel to reduce CO2 emissions and boost fuel efficiency, the country's Motor Trade Association (MTA) reveals. According to the association, while New Zealanders are now faced with a growing array of alternative fuel options, those moving away from petrol are increasingly likely to choose [.].

2012 Nissan Leaf To Arrive in New Zealand, Christchurch First

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The city of Christchurch, located on the southern of New Zealand's two large islands, is destined to become the first city to welcome the 2012 Nissan Leaf, its new electric car. According to the Christchurch City Council, 2012 will see the arrival of the highway-capable and affordable five-seat electric car. The council is also making plans to

Road Rage Attack Causes $45,000 Worth Of Damage To Tesla Model X


A bizarre incident in New Zealand saw a Model X owner chased and rammed into for no apparent reason

TR Group & Hiringa partner to introduce heavy fuel cell electric trucks into NZ

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Hiringa Energy and TR Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer heavy fuel cell electric trucks for the New Zealand market powered by Hiringa’s nation-wide hydrogen refueling network, and TR’s heavy fleet lease, rental, and maintenance management expertise.

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