National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Whangarei, New Zealand
Sep 12, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 12, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 7:00 am to 10:00am
Location: Whangarei Growers Market
13 – 19 Water Street
Whangarei, New Zealand 0110
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

It was a great day in Whangarei, perfect sunny Spring day. The Growers Market was very busy, Robert the manager of the Market estimated the turnout to be between 2,500 to 3,000 people total. Robert put our stall right up front so we had great exposure, most people had to walk by our stall to access the market.

We had, 9 Electric Cars, we completed 5 Test Drives, secured 3 LEAF rentals with Blue Cars (NZ 1st 100% Electric Rental Car Company) and 12 volunteers. We had approximately 200 people pass thru our stall to talk, pickup hand-outs and just have a nosy. I have also given 2 additional test drives this week after work from people we met at the Market.

After the market we drove to Ureiti Beach, great Kitesurfing beach and then on to Waipu Cove for lunch. Overall a stunning day weather wise and the Electric Car movement is growing momentum in the Southern Hemisphere

photo by: Russell Watson
Ureiti Beach, and our favorite roster "Russell Crowe". Whangarei Heads in the background, great hiking, surfing, kitesurfing, fishing and shellfish gathering beach.

Event Description


The Whangarei REV-UP team presents a day of electric vehicles. Saturday 12 September Growers Market - Show-Tell & Test Drive:  Followed by Waipu Cove Beach Lunch EV Promotion

First come out to the Whangarei Growers Market for show-tell and test drives/rides.
Time: 07:00 to 10:00
13-19 Water Street
Whangarei, NZ

Then travel to Waipu Cove one of our many stunning beaches for lunch and an EV display. 

The Cove Café
Time: 1100 to 14:00
Address: 910 Cove Road, Waipu Cove, New Zealand 0582

Register on this page to let us know if you are coming!

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