MAKE THE SWITCH TO A GREENER FUTURE
ENJOY THE DAY-TO-DAY BENEFITS OF A VEHICLE THAT'S SMARTER, CLEANER AND CHEAPER TO DRIVE.
RANGE & PERFORMANCE
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HOW DO YOU SAVE WITH ELECTRIC?
Benefit from less maintenance and servicing costs and say goodbye to transmissions, radiators, exhausts and of course, emissions. The regenerative braking in electric vehicles charges the internal battery, plus you can manage your electricity bill by charging your plug-in EV during off-peak hours.
THE CHARGE TO GO FURTHER
Drive with confidence knowing that if you need to charge while on the road, you can. Over 300 rapid DC charge stations are available for EV drivers every 75kms across state highways nationwide. Just check the NZTA EV network map for the one nearest you to charge up and go.
Pure, Progressive, Performance.
Polestar is a design-focused electric car brand with progressive performance & cutting-edge technology. The Polestar 2 makes life on the road easier and safer. Rapid acceleration. Responsive handling. Instant torque and precise power delivery. The Polestar 2 delivers electric performance at a whole new level, making the shift to a sustainable future more engaging.
ELECTRIC VEHICLES EXPLAINED
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM AND WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Fully electric vehicles are a plug-in EV that produce zero emissions. Also known as BEVs (battery electric vehicles) and AEVs (all-electric vehicles), they’re powered solely by electricity using an internal battery. They have regenerative brakes that charge the internal battery and because there’s no fuel engine there’s less engine maintenance. 100% electric EVs have different battery sizes that determine their range. City-dwellers who need less range can benefit from a smaller battery that uses less electricity.
Hybrids or HEVs (hybrid electric vehicles) are a hybrid of two power sources using both a fuel and an electric motor. The electric one initiates then the secondary fuel engine kicks in when higher speeds are needed. Because their fuel tanks are smaller they use 30-60% less fuel than conventional engines. The electric battery is charged solely by the regenerative brakes, therefore no external charging is required. The versatility of hybrids allows you to switch between EV mode for short distances or ECO mode for fuel-efficient motorway driving.
These are plug-in hybrids (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles). Like hybrids, it has two motors but with an electric battery that is externally charged like fully electric vehicles (BEVs). PHEVs have a smaller battery so their range is smaller but they can save up to 60% in energy costs compared to other hybrids. PHEVs offer the best of both worlds with the convenience of plug-in electric power and conventional fuel (petrol or diesel). For this reason PHEVs are a popular choice with many of the top brands having these as their signature EV.
CLEAN CAR REBATE OFFER
The Clean Car Discount introduced by the NZ Government aims to reduce CO2 emissions from vehicles in New Zealand by making the cost of low emission vehicles being registered in NZ for the first time more comparable to petrol and diesel-fueled vehicles.
For electric vehicles first registered in New Zealand from 1 April 2022, a rebate may apply on eligible vehicles. Ask us how this applies to your EV purchase.
Eligible for vehicles with a purchase price of $80,000 or less (excluding GST and on-road costs).
ELECTRIC VEHICLE TYPE
Battery electric vehicle (zero emission)
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (low emission)
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- Range 310km
- Power 300kW
- Top Speed 250km/h
- Range Up To 540km* WLTP
- Up To 231 HP
- Top Speed Up To 205km/h
- Range 441km
- Power 265kW
- Top Speed 200km/h
- Range 470km
- Power 90kW
- Top Speed 180km/h
- Range 455km
- Power 104kW
- Top Speed 167km/h
Range Rover Hybrid
- Electric Range 140km
- Power 105kW
- Top Speed Coming Soon
Lexus UX 300e
- Range 360 km *NDEC
- Power 150kW
- Top Speed 160km/h
- Range 270km
- Power 110kW
- Top Speed 144km/h
Škoda Superb iV Hybrid
- Electric Range 62km
- Power 115/85(160)kW
- Top Speed 225km/h
Volvo XC40 Recharge Hybrid
- Electric Range up to 46km
- Power 192kW
- Top speed 180km/h
Kia EV6 Air Long Range RWD
- Range 528km
- Up to Power 168kw
- Top speed 185km/h
The 800-volt architecture produces an unparalleled power of up to 270 kW, charging the GTS in 5 minutes to enable a range of up to 100 km/h under optimal conditions. With the Taycan, even distant destinations are within easy reach.
The innovative Porsche Advanced Cockpit focuses on state-of-the-art-comfort that’s tailor-made for an electrifying driving experience. The GT multifunction sports steering wheel and the deep, sporty seating position heighten your anticipation of the journey ahead long before you set off.
Experience the performance of a super sports car with Launch Control activation that takes both motors acceleration from standstill to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds. On par with the 918 Spyder, the Taycan GTS EV allows for consecutive acceleration up to a top speed of 260 km/h.
Charge up for long trips in under 30 minutes at fast charging stations. The e-tron SUV charges on Direct Current (DC) up to 150kW and up to 120 kW for Audi e-tron 55 quattro Advanced models. The e-tron can also be recharged with alternating current (AC) at up to 11 kW.
Manage all your charging on the road or at home, as well as pre-heating and pre-cooling, directly through your smartphone with the myAudi app. Stay connected to your favourite apps, maps and music with Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto.
Go from zero to 100 km/h with sports car acceleration from the e-tron’s two electric motors. The new all-wheel drive system provides optimal traction and handling in all driving situations, or activate the e-quattro drive for situation-specific driving on any terrain.
Introducing Jaguar's first all-electric performance SUV.
The I-PACE is a Jaguar vehicle above all else - a true driver’s car with everything you would expect from an all-electric performance SUV.
One full charge provides a range of 470km on the WLTP cycle. I‑PACE’s 90kWh battery is made up of high energy density lithium-ion pouch cells. Its design and state-of-the-art thermal management system supports longevity and periods of sustained maximum power.
Seamlessly integrated technologies make controlling I-PACE's features with your connected devices simple. Smart Settings automatically adjust each driver’s preferred seating, mirror and media settings at the start of each journey.
The I-PACE powertrain provides 400PS and 696Nm of usable instant torque for an impressive acceleration. With Jaguar’s built-in All Wheel Drive Traction, I-PACE accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.
The Niro EV has an outstanding electric range of up to 455 km and can be recharged from zero to 80% in 1 hour 15 minutes. Regenerative braking helps to convert the kinetic energy when decelerating and braking into electrical energy to recharge the battery for even greater energy efficiency.
High-end design meets high-tech, as Niro EV-specific gauge modes display energy flow, charge status, and other important vehicle information. A standard wireless phone charger, USB ports and Bluetooth® calling and music streaming support for multiple devices lets you stay connected on the go.
This Niro is sleeker and more aerodynamic: the lower wind resistance means less power is needed to reach and maintain speed. The whisper-quiet permanent magnet synchronous motor boasts outstanding performance with 150kW of power and 395Nm of torque.
The Ultimate Range Rover.
True to its roots and ready for the future the new Range Rover is available in plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and mild hybrid (MHEV) with a fully-electric Range Rover joining the family in 2024.
Mild Hybrid (MHEV)
Clean and efficient, Range Rover’s mild hybrid engines harvest, store and redeploy energy normally lost during deceleration. Range Rover is available with a range of diesel and petrol powertrains.
Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
Extended Range PHEV powertrains provide CO2 emissions below 30g/km, with a pure-electric driving range of up to 100km - enough for typical Range Rover customers to complete up to 75% of trips using electric power only.
A modern and sophisticated interior, underpinned by exquisite detailing that you can tailor to your personal style from a selection of fine veneers, and a range of materials and finishes.
Using DC fast charging, the lithium-ion battery in the UX 300e can be powered up in approximately 60 minutes (NDEC) for a travel range of 360 km. Drive with confidence using Lexus technologies, having built 1.6 million electrified self-charging hybrids since 2004.
The UX 300e is equipped with the latest Lexus Safety System, which includes a Pre-Collision System and Lane Tracing assist that helps you stay on course. Life is made easier in the cockpit with a touchpad controlled 10.3-inch Lexus Premium navigation System.
UX 300e Performance
Push down on the accelerate of the UX 300e to feel the exhilarating, instantaneous torque of the EV powertrain. With a low centre of gravity and a reinforced chassis and battery, the UX 300e has heightened agility and precise steering.
A new-generation electric vehicle.
Break free from the grid in the Nissan LEAF e+ 62kW with a 385km battery range, so you can care less about charging your car and more about charging ahead – it’s 100% electric unleashed.
Explore hassle-free charging at home or on the go. The Nissan LEAF can be plugged into any standard 240V electrical socket. With a Type 2 charging unit installed, you can charge overnight in 7.5 hours and start the day with a full 270km of range.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility connects the LEAF to traffic, pedestrians and parking spaces, to help keep you out of trouble and make driving more fun. The Intelligent Around-View Monitor gives you a virtual, 360°-bird’s-eye view of your surrounds, so you don’t miss a thing.
Get the best of both worlds with instant acceleration and surprising power, while LEAF’s low centre of gravity ensures ultra-smooth handling alongside an effortless, quiet drive.
An innovative take on luxury.
The ŠKODA SUPERB iV combines the best of electric and conventional cars for an eco-friendly yet dynamic drive.
The redesigned radiator grille cleverly conceals a socket for the charging cable. The Superb iV's battery can be charged in approximately 5-7 hours with a standard 230V household plug socket so you’re ready for the day ahead.
Brake Energy Regeneration
Brake engine regeneration slows down the car when the brake pedal is depressed, and the accelerator is released, storing the recovered energy in the vehicle battery. The regenerative braking intensity can be set at multiple levels.
Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain
The ŠKODA Superb iV's bonnet conceals an advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain. The drive system combining a petrol engine and electric motor delivers maximum system power of 160kW and torque of up to 400Nm, with CO2 emissions less than 40g/km.
Discover the full electric compact SUV.
The new emissions-free compact crossover SUV is Volvo’s first full electric vehicle that’s designed for modern urban living and beyond.
Pure Electric Mode
In pure electric mode you can drive your XC40 Recharge plug-in hybrid without any tailpipe emissions. With a fully charged battery, this can allow a daily commuting purely using the car's electric motor.
Comfort and Convenience
Be in control every kilometre of the journey, with intuitive comfort and assisted safety and convenience features that make life easier. A 9-inch touchscreen display, Sensus infotainment system, smartphone connectivity plus four cameras that provide a 360° view for parking capability.
Pure electric is powerful. You can get your XC40 SUV from 0 to 60 in just 4.7 seconds, thanks to 402 pure horsepower. The acceleration from this electric motor makes for a punchy drive wherever you are headed.
ELECTRIC VEHICLES FAQ
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? WE CAN HELP
How long does it take to charge a battery?
- Depending on the battery size, how depleted it is, your vehicle's maximum charging rate and the power of the charge outlet, it can take as little as 30 minutes up to 40 hours. Ask your dealership about the battery details for specific electric vehicles.
Where can I apply for the Clean Car Rebate?
- Where can I apply for the Clean Car Rebate? Go to the following link https://transact.nzta.govt.nz/v2/apply-clean-car-rebate
How do I find public charging stations?
- Charging stations near me can be found on a map listing the locations of the public charging stations across the country is available at the NZ Transport Agency. https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/ev-chargers/
Can I take my EV on a road trip or through backcountry?
- Yes you can, although it’s a good idea to plan your journey ahead of time and map your range and the distance to public charging stations.
What if I run out of charge and can't locate a charge station?
- Like when you run out of fuel, if you run out of charge your car will stop. If there is no charge station nearby, you’ll need to arrange for your EV to be towed to a charge station by calling roadside assistance.
Can I charge it at home on a standard power outlet?
- Most plug-in EVs come with an AC charging adapter that can be plugged into a home power outlet. It’s important you only use the correct adapter (and not household multi-plugs or double plugs) and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
How often does the battery need to be replaced?
- EV batteries are very durable and usually warrantied for approximately 8 years. Although their range will degrade over time, they can last anywhere from 8-15 years before needing to be replaced. Check with your dealer about a specific EV’s battery and manufacturer’s warranty.
Is the charging safe from electric shocks?
- EV batteries are insulated with a fire-resistant and waterproof casing to ensure they are safe from electrical shocks and are protected in the event of a crash.
Do electric vehicles perform as well as petrol vehicles?
- With constant technology improvements, EV’s are now easily comparable to conventional fuel vehicles in terms of performance. EV’s have a high torque power so their pick-up is very quick and smoother than a fuel-powered car. Also, EV’s are considered a more comfortable ride due to their effortlessly quiet engine.
How do I charge my EV if I don’t have a garage or driveway?
- Most EVs come with a Type 2 CCS charging cable with the option of an AC Type 2 socket, which a lot of public charging stations offer. Talk to your dealer about a longer cable for your EV that you can extend to the street if you don’t have off-street parking. If that’s not an option you can use public charging stations.
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