Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Getting Charged at MOTAT This Weekend

Getting Charged at MOTAT This Weekend

Electric Vehicle (EV) enthusiasts can now charge up at MOTAT while they explore transport technology from the past, present and future.

As part of its expanding network of EV chargers, Vector has installed a standard charger at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT). To celebrate its opening and International Drive Electric Week, the Museum has collaborated with The Better NZ Trust to host the largest gathering of electric vehicles New Zealand has ever seen on Sunday 18 September.

There will be over 70 electric vehicles on-site, including the Tesla Model S, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi Plug-In Hybrid Outlander and many more.

Vector Chief Executive Simon Mackenzie says the event is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the increasing uptake and popularity of EVs as more charging stations become available around Auckland. “We are looking forward to seeing all types of EV models at our newest charging station at MOTAT on Saturday.”

Electric vehicles and hybrid engines are all the buzz of the automotive industry and yet some remain doubtful about the convenience and reliability of these futuristic vehicles. To make it easier for motorists to transition to electric vehicles, Vector has deployed 12 rapid chargers across Auckland along with 9 standard chargers.

“Vector is committed to providing accessible and convenient EV charger infrastructure which will help build confidence for those new to the technology and address any range anxiety,” says Mr Mackenzie.

The group of EV enthusiasts participating in the event at MOTAT will be sharing their personal experience of owning an electric vehicle, the benefits they offer and how the appropriate infrastructure is being created in New Zealand. Whether visitors are interested in zero carbon renewable energy technologies or are avid motoring fans, they are sure to be impressed by the rare sight of a Tesla fleet parked side-by-side.

MOTAT’s General Manager of Museum Experience Malcolm Anderson says that MOTAT recognises the long-term benefits of electric vehicles to both the environment and motorists. “We are very excited to offer EV owners the facility to charge their vehicles right outside the Museum and it’s great to be involved in the drive to raise EV awareness and making it simpler for motorists to switch over.”

The Vector charger opens at MOTAT on Sunday 18 September and is accessible from Stadium Road. The 70+ electric vehicles will be on display at the Museum between 10am and 4pm, general MOTAT admission fees apply.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Allegations Of Left Wing Media Bias

“Left wing bias” accusations date back at least to the mid 1990s, when complaints were commonly being levelled at RNZ’s Morning Report programme, largely by National MPs discomfited by being interviewed by Kim Hill.

The charge of left wing bias was ridiculous then, and is ridiculous now. More>>

 
 

Next Wave Of Reforms: Gun Registration And Licensing Changes Announced

“The Bill includes a register to track firearms and new offences and penalties that can be applied extraterritorially for illegal manufacture, trafficking, and for falsifying, removing, or altering markings – which are a new requirement under the Firearms Protocol.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Mishandling Of The Alleged Sexual Assault

The focus of Labour’s alleged sexual assault scandal has now shifted from the party organisation to the Beehive... This is now a crisis of Beehive management and response, not something occurring at a distance within the party organisation. More>>

ALSO:

'History Rectified': Rua Kēnana To Be Pardoned

An official pardon for Tūhoe prophet and leader Rua Kēnana is one step closer after the Te Pire kia Unuhia te Hara kai Runga i a Rua Kēnana: Rua Kēnana Pardon Bill was read in Parliament for the first time today. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: Initial Mental Health And Wellbeing Commission Appointed

The Government has announced details of the initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission which will play a key role in driving better mental health in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

people outside the meeting house at WaitangiEducation: NZ History To Be Taught In All Schools

“We have listened carefully to the growing calls from New Zealanders to know more about our own history and identity. With this in mind it makes sense for the National Curriculum to make clear the expectation that our history is part of the local curriculum and marau ā kura in every school and kura,” Jacinda Ardern said. More>>

ALSO:

Sexual Assault Claims Mishandled: Labour Party President Resigns

Jacinda Ardern: “This morning I was provided some of the correspondence from complainants written to the party several months ago. It confirms that the allegations made were extremely serious, that the process caused complainants additional distress, and that ultimately, in my view, the party was never equipped to appropriately deal with the issue…" More>>

ALSO:

Budget Process: Wellbeing To Be Enshrined In Law

Legislation has been introduced in Parliament to ensure every Government considers the wellbeing of New Zealanders when creating future budgets. More>>

National In China: Bridges Praises CCP, Meets Law Enforcement Head

A recent trip to China has raised questions over who the Opposition leader Simon Bridges met with and why... Anne-Marie Brady, a Canterbury University professor and expert on Chinese politics, has described Guo Shengkun as the leader of the Chinese secret police. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The SIS/GCSB’s Compliance With Torture

Torture is a crime under international law. New Zealand has signed (a) the UN convention against torture and (b) formal agreements about how armed conflict should be conducted. That’s the legal backdrop to the fascinating report released this week by the SIS Inspector-General.

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels