Sunday, November 20, 2011

EV action in NZ

There are a couple of important events kicking off in New Zealand that you need to be aware of:
  1. NZ's first road legal solar powered car takes to the road.
  2. APEV organised Electric Vehicle Workshops in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland.
NZ's first road legal solar powered car

This solar powered car was developed at Waikato University and will travel from Auckland to Bluff (1700km) starting from the Auckland domain this Thursday morning (24th Nov).  Go for it guys!  More details are available here.  They will be competing with the SolarWorld GT car from Germany.

APEV organised Electric Vehicle Workshops

The dates for the Electric Vehicle workshops are as follows:
  • Wellington: Nov 22 at the Motor Trade Association board room, Level 2, 79 Taranaki Street
  • Christchurch: Nov 28 at the Road Transport Association board room, 41 Carlyle Street
  • Auckland: Nov 30 at the Kingsgate Hotel, 92-102 Gladstone Road, Parnell
Workshops starting at 3pm are for those already participating in or having shown an interest in the EV industry and will include an update re APEV's progress in Japan and New Zealand as well as activities planned for the coming months.

Workshops starting at 5:30pm will be primarily targeted at auto mechanics and auto electricians, introducing them to the upcoming opportunity in EV conversions.

RSVP to the NZ Clean Energy Centre if you wish to attend any of these workshops.

1 comment:

Diego said...

..the race is apparently going to start around 10.00 - 10.30am this Thursday, 24th Nov 2011 from the Auckland domain, here some competitors: