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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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.

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.

Hiringa Energy and Mitsui & Co. to pursue hydrogen-related commercial projects in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s first company dedicated to the supply of green hydrogen, Hiringa Energy, and global trading and investment enterprise, Mitsui & Co. have signed a strategic alliance agreement to pursue jointly hydrogen-related commercial projects in New Zealand. Hiringa is also developing new renewable electricity generation for green hydrogen that can displace the use of fossil fuels for transport and industrial feedstock.

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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.

50 fascinating facts about New Zealand

Gavin Shoebridge

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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 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 [.].

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 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.

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.

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

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 [.].

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

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

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

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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Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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OECD Asia Oceania: Australia; Israel; Japan; Korea; New Zealand. When processing petroleum, refineries can produce products in varying amounts to meet regional demands.

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Renault-Nissan finds another electric car partner

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The Alliance has formed a partnership with the city of Wellington in New [.]. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan Renault electric car partnerships New Zealand Nissan LEAF Renault-Nissan Alliance Wellington zero emission mobility With partnerships now formed with more than 60 governments, cities, and other organisations around the world, it can be an exhausting task trying to keep track of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s various electric car agreements.

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NZ study shows cycle lanes and walkways cut car use, reduce emissions

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Researchers in New Zealand have shown that investing in cycle lanes and walkways encourages people to drive less and cuts carbon emissions. The researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University studied the impact of new cycling and walking paths built in New Plymouth and Hastings in 2011. In the three years after the development of the new infrastructure, they found there was a reduction of 1.6%

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Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations

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as well as networks in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. In a banner day for electric-car drivers, Google announced on Wednesday that it will add electric-car charging stations to Google Maps. The app will now show Tesla Supercharging stations as well as ChargePoint, EVgo, Blink, and SemaConnect networks in the U.S. It will not include. Charging Networks

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23 strange things about life in America

Gavin Shoebridge

After moving from New Zealand to the USA in 2019, I noticed some striking cultural differences and curiosities about Americans and life[.]. The post 23 strange things about life in America appeared first on __ America life USA

EGEB: North Carolina sets first-ever targets for offshore wind


New Zealand introduces an $8,600 subsidy for electric vehicles. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): North Carolina’s governor issued an executive order that sets the state’s first-ever offshore wind targets.

SpaceX President reveals 600,000 global Starlink internet preorders


Several months after SpaceX began a gradual Starlink internet rollout to prospective customers on New Zealand’s northern island, the service has now been opened up to the entire country. Email from Starlink regarding New Zealand from Starlink.

NZ Super Fund makes $60M investment in LanzaTech, bringing total Series D to $112.6M

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The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has made a US$60 million equity investment in leading gas fermentation company LanzaTech. Founded in New Zealand in 2005 and now headquartered in Chicago, LanzaTech turns waste gas from steel mills into ethanol and other high value fuels and chemicals. In New Zealand, the Fund invests in expansion capital via investment managers Pencarrow Private Equity, Pioneer Capital Partners and Waterman Capital.

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ChargeNet invites the public to EV event celebrating the installation of 300 kW hyperchargers


In August 2020, ChargeNet installed the fastest electric vehicle chargers in New Zealand.

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Brake issue is pausing sales of popular Toyota hybrids overseas, not in US

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The issue has led to a stop-sale in Australia and New Zealand, among other markets, and affects the hybrid versions of the Toyota RAV4, Camry, Prius, Corolla hatchback, Lexus ES300h, and Lexus UX250h. A potential manufacturing fault relating to brake hardware has prompted Toyota to conduct an investigation that reaches around the globe.

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