As the only supplier of carboNZero certified electricity in New Zealand, Ecotricity is heavily supporting the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). The company’s vehicle fleet is 100% electric or hybrid vehicles.
In 2015 and 2016 Ecotricity launched an EV Buyers Guide and EV Savings Calculator to help people calculate the savings they could make from an EV. Ecotricity has also developed the carboNZero certified ecoSAVER price plan. This offers 45% off peak savings for EV charging at home using carboNZero certified electricity.
Ecotricity has launched a weekly YouTube show called ecoTEC. The show features local and global news in relation to cleaner transport, renewables and battery technology. The show promotes local companies adopting and developing new technologies. The objective is to get consumers excited about EV technology. The show has had over 300,000 views across multiple social media platforms.
Ecotricity is a finalist in the Smarter Transport category of the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.