Blog

QUAD COPTERS Launching in 2017

In this article Electric Transportation is literally taking off ….

  • VW Driverless Shuttles
  • US$35,000 Tesla Starts July
  • Tesla Auckland Showroom 
  • Chinas 300,000 Electric Buses
  • Quad Copters Take off 
  • Airbus Pop Up Flying Car

VW Autonomous Shuttles

VW is chasing down UBER with the development of SEDRIC the fully autonomous shuttle.

SEDRIC is half bus, half taxi, and totally autonomous.

SEDRIC (no relation to Harry Potter) will fill the gap for those wanting to catch the bus … from their front door.

Keep your eyes peeled for SEDRIC sometime around 2021.

Production of US$35,000 Tesla Model 3 Starts July

Crack open the Champagne.

Tesla updated their Freemont Factory last month in readiness for the production of the Tesla Model 3 in July!

The Model 3 is a game changer with a minimum range of 340 km. Top-end models are likely to get closer to 600 km.

If you’d like to compare it to other Electric Vehicles already on the market in New Zealand, have a look here.

Save up to 80 percent

First production units will be going to Tesla staff to iron out any bugs. From there, it’s likely US customers on the West Cost will be first to receive their Model 3s.

It might be worth moving to LA for a couple of months to get ahead of the queue.

CModel 3a

Final specifications and pricing is expected to be made available online around July for customers who have made deposits.

Production of 50,000 – 85,000 units this side of Christmas is on the cards. Next year, Tesla is planning on production of 500,000 Model 3′s per annum.

Tesla gigafactory Cropped

The news from Tesla gets better with three more Gigafactories, in Europe, Asia and another planned in the US.

KRoad updated

Tesla NZ launched, Auckland Showroom Announced

Tesla NZ has confirmed the location of their first New Zealand Showroom as 501 Karangahape Road.

Due to open in July, keen Tesla customers may be spotted camping overnight in sleeping bags on the eve of its opening.

A happy camper tip – you can also order your New Zealand delivered Tesla Model S or X online here.

China electric buses

China puts over 300,000 Electric Buses on the Road

Electric buses are replacing diesel models around the globe at an increasing speed.

In the last year alone, over 130,000 Electric or Plug-In Hybrid buses were delivered to bus companies in China.  Over 25% of Buses in China are now electric.

Xie xie China for leading the way!

electrified bus sales

London is following suite and is beginning to dedicate Electric Only bus routes.

We can’t wait for NZ Bus and Wrightspeed to roll out their prototype plug-in hybrid bus in Wellington.

Diesel and Petrol Taxis Banned in London and Beijing

In related news, London and Beijing are ONLY allowing the registration of Electric Taxis to replace aging diesel or petrol burners.

Electric taxis will have a massive impact on reducing emissions, and will save lives by reducing pollutants.

It’s time political parties in New Zealand adopt these types of progressive measures in time for this years election.

……. and finally
QUAD COPTERS Take off in Dubai 2017

Thanks to the Jetsons, all Modes of Transport are now being challenged using advances in Battery and Computing power.

This includes an historic first manned Electric Helicopter Flight last year below.

Advanced Battery technology is leading to rapid development of new and cheaper Transport Alternatives.

Case in point, the EHANG 184 which is being launched later in 2017 as a pilot-less shuttle for Dubai.

We’ll let the video below do the talking but we’re kind of excited about it.

But wait, there’s more, have a look at this impressive concept from Airbus, the multi mode PopUp.

Make the switch today Ecotricity,
New Zealand’s only provider of
carboNZero Certified Electricity.

We’re 100% Kiwi and 49% Community Owned …

… and we’re the leading
Electric Vehicle Buyers Guide

161123 NEW email footer with SBN awards FINAL

170308 Wind Blows Hydro170213 Tesla Model 3 Test


 161126 Tesloop170220 Get Off The Gas170106 Nikola One161118 SBN Awards170201 T2 T3 Electric Lane Access

161208 Pump vs Plug


161130 electric flight170213 Valentines break-up
161129 license plates161104 Solar Calculator

  161013 VW ID Tesla NZ

 161012 Formula E160915 Geo Not Renewable160902 EV Buyers Guide

 160923 Nova Bend Over160912 Climate House160916 Ecotricity Ethical Electricity co160801 Germany Banning Petrol Diesel Cars160301 Tesla 3 Launch160701 Europe to ban ICE cars160401 Hyperloop160601 Remax160601 India Smashes Target160501 Electric buses Driverless shuttles150202 Morroco Wind160229 India full electric 2030160225 Three Ecotricity customers160210 France Declares War on Rooftops160130 RCP Project Mgt150901 Ecotricity fleet electric160101 New Wifi EV charger151212 Emissions Free Travel Possible151111 Antipodes

WordPress Image Lightbox Plugin