Rebecca Ford, Rob Arnott.
“The threat is that we get left behind the rest of the world because we take up EVs too slowly. And that would be a pity, as we have plenty of renewable electricity to power them, and Kiwis are keen.”
Dr. Rebecca Ford of Otago’s Centre for Sustainability asked New Zealanders about their willingness to drive electrically. While there was general consent, price was the greatest concern, followed by range and charge time.
“I am a design engineer and I’ve spent a lifetime in Formula 1, destroying the world with combustion engines. I got involved in Formula E from the beginning and it is such a breath of fresh air and what we’re doing now is incredible.”
Rob Arnott, Team Manager of the Andretti Formula E Team, could be called enlightened and was recently asked by DHL to be a judge in DHL’s innovation competition. He was delighted.