Communicating for Impact category
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New Zealand has long relied on conventional vehicles powered by internal combustion engines (ICE) as our primary mode of transport. Our transition to electric vehicles (EVs) has lagged behind other countries. Auckland congestion alone costs the NZ economy $1.25 billion per year. Worse, the latest ‘Health and Air Pollution in New Zealand’ study concluded that 3,300 people die each year from car pollution, with the health impacts costing $10 billion.
Shifting to more sustainable modes of transport couldn't be more urgent. Since January 2022, Ecotricity has been on a mission to educate New Zealanders about EVs. Its goal is to be Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading voice on EVs.
Ecotricity test drives every EV that comes into the NZ market. It provides video reviews to give Kiwis the information they need to make an informed decision, and to remove any fear about the switch to EVs. All reviews are shared through Ecotricity’s own channels and a dedicated YouTube channel. Ecotricity also maintains an EV Buyers guide so users can easily compare all models alongside reviews.