National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Whangarei Growers Market
Whangarei, New Zealand
Sep 25, 2021

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 am NZST
Location: Whangeri
36 Water Street
Whangarei, New Zealand 0110
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

Russell Watson, c.o. Northpower spoke on Northpower's testing with V2H and V2G.  

We would like to acknowledge REV-UP our local EV club that help organize this event.  We started at the Whangarei Growers Market, however, because of COVID Level 2 Restrictions in New Zealand we were not able to set up at the Market but instead at the charging station near-by.  We were able to engage market goers at safe social distance.  We noticed a more engaged public, most agreeing that the next car will be electric, with the biggest barrier being price. 

In New Zealand a Tesla Model 3 still cost 70,000 NZD, this is ~ 50,000 USD and out of reach of most Kiwi buyers.  The worldwide demand is outstripping supply and hopefully with more battery factories ramping this imbalance will ease.  

Always good to see even one more EV on the road.

photo by: Russell Watson
Whangarei Growers Market, Whangarei New Zealand

Event Description


We will have EVs on display and available for test drives at the Whangarei Growers Market on Sat 25 September 2021 following  Morning Tea with an EV.  

After the Growers Market display @ 10:00 on 25 Sept, we will drive to Totara Café in Tikipunga for morning tea and a chance to ask questions to EV owners.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 4 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
1 Model 1

Registered attendees report 156,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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