dwl
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Drive Electric Week Video from New Zealand

Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:20 am

As part of our support for Drive Electric Week, this video was shot around Wellington, our capital city. Hope you enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8UfnkmVogU
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lkkms2
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Re: Drive Electric Week Video from New Zealand

Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:59 am

Nice Drive and scenery. Love the wind turbines. Glad to see the EV movement in progress.

How much of your New Zealand electricity is renewable? Wind? Solar? Geothermal? Hydro? Or mostly oil or coal?
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dwl
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Re: Drive Electric Week Video from New Zealand

Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:46 am

lkkms2 wrote:Nice Drive and scenery. Love the wind turbines. Glad to see the EV movement in progress.

How much of your New Zealand electricity is renewable? Wind? Solar? Geothermal? Hydro? Or mostly oil or coal?

Thank you the positive feedback - these are exciting times. Also thanks to this forum for Leaf advice.

New Zealand is well placed for renewable with roughly 80% renewable and 20% fossil fuel and an increasing trend for renewable. The annual generation mix as of 2014 data was for renewable: Wind = 5.2%; Geothermal = 16.3%; Hydro = 57.1%; Bioenergy = 1.5%; then fossil: Coal = 4.3%; Gas = 15.6%.

Solar is not used at a large plant level but there is a growing install base on home and business with grid tied export. The export rate paid has recently dropped dramatically so many users are now consuming all at source so harder to count.

There are now about 2000 plug-in (BEV and PHEV) in NZ. A new electricity retailer (Ecotricity) is promising 100% renewable (not electrons but kWh purchased from renewable sources) which is getting support from EV owners. The night rates available in a number of cities are typically half day rate.

Petrol here is expensive at about US$5/gal (taxes include road user) while EVs are currently exempt road user charges (only subsidy we get) so about US$1 for 40 miles at night rates for my Leaf. With Ecotricity it is great to be travelling all on renewable. That wind farm plus smaller one nearby (200 MW total) near Wellington have a high average output as we are in the "roaring 40s".
2014 S - 6000 km Jan 2016; 23000 km Sept 2016; 45000 km May 2017; 95% SOH

lkkms2
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Re: Drive Electric Week Video from New Zealand

Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:37 am

dwl wrote:
lkkms2 wrote:Nice Drive and scenery. Love the wind turbines. Glad to see the EV movement in progress.

How much of your New Zealand electricity is renewable? Wind? Solar? Geothermal? Hydro? Or mostly oil or coal?

Thank you the positive feedback - these are exciting times. Also thanks to this forum for Leaf advice.

New Zealand is well placed for renewable with roughly 80% renewable and 20% fossil fuel and an increasing trend for renewable. The annual generation mix as of 2014 data was for renewable: Wind = 5.2%; Geothermal = 16.3%; Hydro = 57.1%; Bioenergy = 1.5%; then fossil: Coal = 4.3%; Gas = 15.6%.

Solar is not used at a large plant level but there is a growing install base on home and business with grid tied export. The export rate paid has recently dropped dramatically so many users are now consuming all at source so harder to count.

There are now about 2000 plug-in (BEV and PHEV) in NZ. A new electricity retailer (Ecotricity) is promising 100% renewable (not electrons but kWh purchased from renewable sources) which is getting support from EV owners. The night rates available in a number of cities are typically half day rate.

Petrol here is expensive at about US$5/gal (taxes include road user) while EVs are currently exempt road user charges (only subsidy we get) so about US$1 for 40 miles at night rates for my Leaf. With Ecotricity it is great to be travelling all on renewable. That wind farm plus smaller one nearby (200 MW total) near Wellington have a high average output as we are in the "roaring 40s".


Somehow I missed this post reply until now. Thanks for the details on your energy mix in New Zealand:)
2011 Leaf SL purchased 6-22-2011, sold 1-18-2017 with new battery.
2017 Leaf SV with Premium Package purchased 12-30-2016

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