Tag: New Zealand

Sep 22, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Airbus forges ahead with zero-emission aviation

Airbus has just unveiled concrete plans for zero-emission aviation with a new generation of the battery-electric CityAirbus. Meanwhile, the aircraft manufacturer has signed an MoU with Air New Zealand to research hydrogen-fuelled aircraft, while in Europe Airbus will focus on hydrogen aviation infrastructure with Air Liquide and airport operator Vinci by 2030.

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Aug 31, 2021 - 07:03 pm

Auckland gets three-axle BYD ALD electric bus

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has delivered the first three-axle BYD ADL Enviro200EV XLB for New Zealand to launch customer Auckland Transport. BYD ADL electric buses for New Zealand will be built locally by ADL’s partner Kiwi Bus Builders on BYD chassis.

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Aug 4, 2021 - 03:48 pm

New Zealand marks 5,850 EV sales so far in 2021

New Zealand’s electric vehicle registrations hit a total percentage of 6.45% last month, which is triple the first-half-2021 average. Accounting for only new passenger vehicles, the number rises to a total of 11.8% electric vehicle registrations.

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Jul 7, 2021 - 04:54 pm

NZ extends EV road charges exemptions

In New Zealand, Transport Minister Michael Wood has extended the exemption on Road User Charges (RUC) for electric vehicles. This saves Kiwis driving electric vehicles around $800 a year in addition to the country’s EV subsidy, the Clean Car Discount.

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May 11, 2021 - 05:30 pm

Siemens partners with YHI Energy in New Zealand

Siemens has partnered with YHI Energy in New Zealand to launch its latest electric vehicle charging infrastructure portfolio. The partnership will see YHI Energy distribute Siemens’ charging infrastructure portfolio in the New Zealand market.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 06:38 pm

New Zealand funds 22 projects in emission-free transport

The New Zealand government has just approved funding for 22 new low-emission transport projects across the country. The projects in the latest round of government co-funding include a bike and car share scheme, EV charging stations as well as hydrogen and battery-electric trucks.

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Dec 6, 2020 - 05:16 pm

Electrification efforts in New Zealand & Australia

New Zealand’s Government around Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has declared a climate emergency, vowing to introduce measures accordingly, such as the electrification of transport, first in the governmental fleet. Australia is also looking at electrification.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 05:24 pm

MG brings EVs to Ireland, Australia, New Zealand

MG Motor is expanding into Ireland in the company’s process of expansion in Europe. In Ireland, the company will only be offering plug-in models. MG has also officially launched its first ZS EV in Australia and New Zealand.

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Oct 15, 2020 - 05:06 pm

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV available in 2021

Mitsubishi has announced the redesigned Eclipse Cross, which will be offered in select markets in Asia, Europe and Australia for the first time as a plug-in hybrid with a modified version of the drive system from the Outlander PHEV.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 04:04 pm

Siemens to build bus chargers in New Zealand

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has received an order from Go Bus, New Zealand’s largest bus operator, to equip two bus depots with charging technology for electric buses. These are two separate Go Bus orders in Auckland and Christchurch.

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Jun 27, 2020 - 09:04 pm

Wellington New Zealand to up electric bus numbers

The city of Wellington is to increase the number of electric trolley buses from only two per cent up to 22 per cent. Through service provider Metlink, 98 new e-buses have now been ordered, which are to arrive in New Zealand between mid-2021 and early 2023.

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Feb 6, 2020 - 03:08 pm

New Zealand to approve Wisk to test VTOL with passengers

Electric aircraft company Wisk hopes to start the first trials carrying passengers in its VTOL in New Zealand as it signed a letter of intent with the government. The company is now pushing ahead with its production and commercialisation plans together with Boeing.

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Sep 18, 2019 - 12:03 pm

BYD-ADL present revised Enviro200EV

BYD and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) presented a revised version of their Enviro200EV electric bus. There is also news about the second generation of BYD’s 8TT electric truck and the emission-free monorail passenger transport system SkyRail.

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Sep 8, 2019 - 05:04 pm

Fuel cell and battery-electric buses for Auckland

As Auckland Transport continues to accelerate the Low Emissions Bus Roadmap, the public transport provider has ordered two ‘extra-large’ electric buses from Chinese giants Yutong and six BYD electric buses, as well as the city’s first fuel cell bus that will – also a first – be made in New Zealand.

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Jul 9, 2019 - 12:18 pm

New Zealand plans BEV subsidies & CO2 tariffs

New Zealand’s government wants to make imported electric and hybrid vehicles cheaper by up to 8,000 NZ dollars from 2021 onwards through discounts. But a classic sales premium will not be the end of the story: Import cars with high CO2 emissions are to become significantly more expensive.

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May 31, 2019 - 04:08 pm

China: Tesla’s Model 3 factory ready for orders

Tesla has opened the order books in China for the Model 3, which the EV manufacturer will produce in its Shanghai plant, which is still under construction. The first deliveries of the Model 3 from local production are scheduled to start in six to ten months.

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May 28, 2019 - 11:51 am

Water e-bike goes serial

Just over a year ago, New Zealand company Manta revealed the Hyrofoiler XE-1 – an electric bike that rides on water. Now the water rider has gone into serial production and can be ordered online. The hydrofoiler XE-1 costs $7,490.00 USD and deliveries are already scheduled for this year.

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Mar 4, 2019 - 09:43 pm

Swiss & Austrian Post commit to electrify fleets

The EV100 initiative of the Climate Group organisation has received four new members, namely the Swiss Post, Austrian Post, Portugal’s EDP and Meridian Energy from New Zealand. They all pledge to further electrify their service fleets by 2030.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 12:08 pm

Air taxi Cora: Kitty Hawk teams up with Air New Zealand

Kitty Hawk subsidiary Zephyr Airworks has signed a cooperation agreement with Air New Zealand as both partners want to work on setting up an air taxi service with self-flying electric aircrafts. We remember: About half a year ago, Kitty Hawk unveiled its electrically powered autonomous air taxi Cora.

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Aug 13, 2018 - 12:39 pm

Tesla gearing up to bring Model 3 to Australia, NZ

Now that production has stabilised in the USA and roll-out is beginning to look more routine, Tesla has announced their next step in international roll-out: The tour that was done across Europe to help popularise the vehicle will also take place down under.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/22/airbus-forges-ahead-with-zero-emission-aviation/
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