EECA is the government agency that works to improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand’s homes and businesses, and encourages the uptake of renewable energy.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) works to improve the fuel efficiency of New Zealand’s vehicle fleet and reduce carbon emissions from transport. Electric vehicles tick both boxes – making use of New Zealand’s abundant renewable electricity generation, reducing our reliance on imported fossil fuels and reducing carbon emissions in use in New Zealand by 80%.
EECA is delighted to support the Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council on their mission to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in the Wellington region.
Wellington Electricity provides safe, reliable, cost-effective and high quality delivery of electricity throughout the Wellington Region.
New Zealand is in an enviable position internationally with over 80% of its electrical energy delivered from renewable resources. It provides an opportunity to shift renewable energy into transport fleets as has occurred in Norway, the world’s leader in renewable energy production.
Wellington Electricity has already commenced this journey with changing its pool fleet to EV and PHEV vehicles with associated charging systems and enabled the introduction of four fast EV chargers into the Wellington region in 2016.
Our vision is to enable other businesses, Central and Local Governments, to build on NZ’s strong international reputation and to facilitate electricity as being the fuel of choice for private and public transport in the Wellington region.
Carbridge is Australia’s largest Aviation bus company and a World leader in providing high quality, safe and efficient aviation support services and solutions.
Carbridge has partnered with BYD to develop the most modern and technologically advanced eBus to date – the Carbridge TORO. BYD are the largest battery manufactures, and the most successful Chinese electronic vehicle company to have expanded into the international market. BYD’s K9 model eBus, has been deployed throughout metropolitan bus operations Worldwide, and ultimately has become the most trialed and proven eBus technology.
The Carbridge TORO, which shares the complete running gear with the BYD K9 model, is an ultra-modern concept design that has been constructed using the very latest technology in materials and manufacturing processes. It boasts a full aluminum corrosive-free body and chassis; ultra-light interior paneling and a lightweight carbon-composite floor that is resistant to both moisture and deterioration. The Carbridge TORO is ultimately a symbolic and pioneer model of the new age of greener and more environmentally-friendly buses that will provide years of reliable service.
The NZ Transport Agency creates transport solutions that enable New Zealand to thrive – socially, economically and environmentally. We aim to provide a safe, reliable and resilient network throughout the country that accommodates the many different, and rapidly increasing, mobility choices of New Zealanders.
We look forward to contributing towards the big goal of encouraging New Zealanders to consider electric vehicles as a viable and efficient personal mobility, or freight movement choice. Specifically, we are reducing the barriers to entry into the electric vehicle market by working with others to:
- facilitate the provision of a nationwide charging infrastructure, and
- ensure the road regulations surrounding electric vehicles support their uptake.
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The Ministry of Transport is the Government’s principal transport adviser, helping give effect to Government policy by supporting the development of legislation, regulations and rules.
Our vision is ensuring our transport system helps New Zealand thrive.