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Nissan Leaf Battery Upgrade Guide

What are the options for upgrading, replacing, and scrapping EV batteries.

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Compare Range vs Price

Compare range (WLTP) against the retail price of a new battery EV. The further above the trend line, the more value for money in terms of range. Show / Hide Clean Car Rebate Show / Hide Future EVs This chart compares the price of new EVs (under $100,000) against their range. Typically, the higher the

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BEV Share by Make

New BEV Registration Over 75% of new full EVs registered in New Zealand are either MG, Hyundai, or Tesla. The shape of the EV market is completely different to the non-EV market. A notable number of larger makes are missing from the BEV market (Ford, Toyota, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Honda for example). Combining Used Imports Including

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EV Uptake: Actual vs Target

The transition to electric vehicles is neither straight forward nor rapid. Factors such as supply constraints, huge demand for metals and rising inflation make it unlikely we’ll see a “tipping point”. NZ’s adoption of EVs has been unpredictable and slower than anticipated. However the introduction of the clean car scheme in 2021 definitely changed the

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The Rise of Tesla in New Zealand

The first Tesla in New Zealand was registered in 2012. It was a red Tesla Roadster, one of only a few thousand produced. A few years would pass before the Model S began to appear on NZ roads (one used import in late 2014 followed by new registrations in 2015). Tesla Motors launched its distributorship

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Most Popular EVs in New Zealand

The top 10 most popular full electric cars in NZ, ranked by number of units registered. All Time All Time 1. Nissan Leaf 15,817 2. Tesla Model 3 5,742 3. Hyundai Kona 1,829 4. MG ZS EV 1,209 5. Hyundai IONIQ 955 6. Nissan e-NV200 591 7. Kia Niro 473 8. Tesla Model S 468

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EV vs ICE Market Share NZ

Electric Vehicles – while growing in numbers – still represent a small part of the vehicle market, with the majority being Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. Up until 2021 the EV fleet size increased – but only at the same rate as the number of petrol/diesel vehicles. However 2021 marked significant change with the introduction

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NZ EV Fleet Growth

Growth of the New Zealand light EV fleet.

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Buying an EV in New Zealand: 2021

When I created an electric vehicle website in 2016, I was buoyed on by my own hype. I believed there was an imminent EV revolution, and – just like the transition from Nokia cellphones to touchscreen smartphones – it would be dramatic. I was wrong. Very wrong. It turns out cars cannot be compared to phones,

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