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Meet Evie

She's a restored, refreshed, classic 1957 Ford Fairlane - fully electric, with plenty of grunt on a mission to enjoy Energy made Wonderful - with a little help from her friends Ron and Malcolm.

Check out their adventures so far and get to know her a little better below.
 

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Your electricity usage between 9pm - 7am every night if you're an electric vehicle owner.
 

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EV owners can charge anywhere - at home, the bach, your mate's house or the shops.
 

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Evie on Tour

Evie on Tour

Evie's been all over the country, see where she's been and where she'll be next!

 
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A Fuel Pump in every home


When you own an electric vehicle you don't have to visit a petrol station to refuel. You'll get most of your fuel by plugging in at home, or at a friend's house. Ron, Malcolm and Evie's latest adventure shows us how wonderful this can be.

meet the stars


co-starring // Malcolm

co-starring // Malcolm

Even though he's retired, Malcolm hasn't let go of his mischievous youth. Evie has been the lady in Malcolm's life for years, and recently he had the best idea - turning Evie into an EV.

starring // Evie

starring // Evie

Evie's a beautiful 1957 Ford Fairlane that's recently had some major work done. The star of the show, Evie is an inspiration and perfect example of Energy made Wonderful. Now running better than ever and 100% emission free, Evie's one of a kind.

co-starring // Ron

co-starring // Ron

Ron's a laid back dude in his 70s. He's embracing age and retirement but still up for an adventure. Ron and Malcolm have been friends forever. They've got each others backs and share many passions, including their love of Evie.

the story behind the star

Evie comes from humble beginnings, she's been on the road for 60 years, but now there's something extra wonderful about her. We want Kiwis to think about electric vehicles in a wonderful new way so we've converted this classic old beauty and given her a new lease on life. View her makeover below.

What's under the hood

Evie's powered by a bus strength Siemens electric motor and 218 battery cells. Evie gets about 120km out of a full charge cruising around town and you won't hear her coming, she's super quiet.  Wonderful!

// Evie's a beautiful 1957 Ford Fairlane convertible with plenty of character.
// She measures 2.2m wide, 5.5m long and weighs in at 2.2 tonnes.
// Powered by 218 battery cells giving her a battery capacity of 50kWh, Evie can fast charge in under 2 hours.

1957 Ford Fairlane convertible

5.5m long and weighs in at 2.2 tonnes

50kWhbattery capacity. 2 hour charging

Electric vehicle Myths



The specs myths

 

The average New Zealander travels less than 29km a day by car which is well within the 100km range of a typical EV.

*A Nissan Leaf, the most popular battery EV in New Zealand, has a range of up to 120km for its generation 1 model. Newer models have longer ranges and more high-end vehicles have much greater ranges. Click here for more.

 

Petrol or Diesel cars convert around 20% – 30% of their energy into moving the car where EVs can convert over 90%. Click here for more.

 

If you combine all the emissions produced when making the raw materials, battery and vehicle EV’s give off 60% less emissions over their life span than a petrol car. EV’s are also cheaper to run costing the equivalent of 30c a litre to fuel up. Did you know that 100% of the electricity that Mercury generates is renewable and 80% of New Zealand’s total electricity generation is as well? Click here for more.

 


Battery myths

 

With more than 500 charging stations across New Zealand, you can always find somewhere to stop and top-up. The handy electric highway app shows you’re your nearest charging stations along your journey. Click here for more.

 

EV batteries are built to last. EV manufacturers are offering increasingly longer warranties on batteries of up to 10 years or more. If the batteries are taken care of the will last even longer. Click here for more.

 

Plug in at home, at work or anywhere you like. All you need is a 3 pin plug. If you’re in a rush, use the Electric Highway to find a fast charger near you. Click here for more.


Purchasing myths

 

EV’s are much cheaper to run than diesel or petrol vehicles at the equivalent of 30c per litre. As EV’s become more popular, they become more affordable to buy.
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Our partners Nissan, Audi, BMW, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen are all actively selling EV’s across New Zealand. Rather than buying new you can also buy second hand Click here for more.