Electric vehicle uptake in Dunedin 2018
Stephenson, Janet; Dortans, Carsten
Analysis of the Ministry of Transport’s vehicle fleet statistics shows that Dunedin has the high-est penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) of New Zealand’s main cities as at the end of 2018. Dunedin has the largest proportion of pure electric vehicles per 1000 people (3.73), with its closest rival being Wellington (3.19). When both pure electric (e.g. Nissan Leafs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (e.g. Mitsubishi Outlanders) are counted, Dunedin still just comes out top (4.34), marginally ahead of Wellington (4.33) which has a greater proportion of PHEVs. Dunedin also has the highest proportion of electric vehicles registered for personal use (as opposed to commercial or other), followed by Wellington and Christchurch. Dunedin’s personal registrations are mostly pure electric vehicles, at a far higher proportion per 1000 people (3.29) than all other cities (2.3 or less).
Keywords: Electric vehicle; Dunedin; adoption
Research Type: Technical Report
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