EV uptake on the rise as new Tesla model leads the charge

Rebecca Howard
Wed, 02 Oct 2019

The uptake of electric vehicles is on the rise as pure EVs broke into the top three passenger/SUV models registered for the first time last month, Motor Industry Association figures show. September saw 14,525 new vehicles registered, a rise of 4.4 percent from the year before. There were 500 sales of pure electric vehicles during the month and a further 105 sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles, the MIA said. The Tesla Model 3 led the charge, with 379 sold in the month. The car sells for around $75,900 to $102,900 depending on the specs. In co...
Policy
Auckland Council needs to fill $750m shortfall
Brent Melville | Wed, 15 Jul 2020

Auckland Council is facing a "larger than expected" fiscal hole of $750 million this year, including a provision of $224 million to shore up its creaking water infrastructure. In announcing its dec...

Retail
Ardern hints at mandatory contact tracing for businesses
Victoria Young | Wed, 15 Jul 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today warned businesses to encourage contact tracing or she might force it upon them. “My message to businesses is to put that poster up. We’ve always said it was volu...

Economy
GAVIN EVANS: Southland jobs sacrificed to confused energy policy
Gavin Evans | Wed, 15 Jul 2020

The 2,600 jobs to be sacrificed in Southland next year are a high price to pay for confused energy policy and a multi-decade decline in this country’s economic ambitions. Despite the writing being...