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[PRESS RELEASE] DRIVE ELECTRIC: EV SALES HIT RECORD IN JULY

[PRESS RELEASE] DRIVE ELECTRIC: EV SALES HIT RECORD IN JULY

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Press launch 
2nd August 2021 

Monday 2 August, AUCKLAND: Mark Gilbert, Chair of Drive Electrical says, “Gross sales of EVs, new and used, have skyrocketed in July hitting a file 1,944 offered, based on provisional Ministry of Transport figures. That is greater than a thousand above the
earlier file month in March 2021.

“The Clear Automotive Low cost began on 1 July and seems to have pushed unprecedented demand for EVs. We are going to proceed to watch the uptake over the approaching months, however early indicators are very encouraging, significantly given some importers confronted inventory shortages.

“Members are telling us that they’ve by no means seen client curiosity in electrical autos fairly prefer it. Hits on the Drive Electrical web site, which independently particulars EV fashions out there, are additionally up by tens of hundreds.

“There was some public debate about this coverage, however at its core it’s about encouraging the uptake of e-mobility, whereas sustaining alternative. From a local weather change perspective, all of us profit when somebody chooses to purchase an EV as a substitute of a petroleum car.”

Notes:

– EV gross sales figures: https://www.transport.govt.nz/statistics-and-insights/fleet-statistics/sheet/monthly-ev-statistics

ENDS
For extra info, contact:
Drive Electrical Chairman,
Mark Gilbert
021 972 244
mark@driveelectric.org.nz

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