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ELECTRIC TARMAC

Your definitive guide and source for electric mobility in Aotearoa New Zealand.

EV, BEV, PHEV and all the other abbreviations covered from charging to incentives. Tarmac Life is your guide to knowing what is the best EV for you (if any). All our Electric Car Reviews are written here in New Zealand by driving New Zealand specification cars on New Zealand roads.

IONIQ5N NZ
EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N, NZ price and specs

A New Chapter in Electric High Performance. Hyundai’s first-ever high-performance Electric Vehicle, the IONIQ 5 N, has arrived in New Zealand, applying creative thinking, new

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Nissan commits to Formula E GEN4
EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

Nissan commits to Formula E GEN4

Reinforcing its Ambition 2030 electrification plans Nissan has announced its commitment to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship until at least 2030, reinforcing its

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Audi
Dave McLeod

The all-new Audi Q6 e-tron

The Audi Q6 e-tron is the first production model on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) and thus the new reference for Vorsprung durch Technik. Through

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EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

EV sports exhausts, wait, WHAT?

Milltek Sport looks to the future as it accelerates development of performance exhausts for hybrid vehicles. Milltek Sport, the premium performance exhaust specialist, is applying

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EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

VW unveils ID.7 Tourer – EV Wagon

The ID.7 is the flagship among electric Volkswagen models – a progressive fastback saloon with a long range. Volkswagen is now expanding the ID.7 portfolio in Europe

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LDV MIFA 9 review NZ
EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

ChargeNet buys 8 Vector sites

ChargeNet Limited (ChargeNet) and Vector Limited (Vector) have announced the sale of eight of Vector’s public EV-charging sites in Auckland to ChargeNet, which will be

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1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II EV
EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

Where electricity and water meet

NZ’s Jason Momoa’s (aka Aquaman) stunning 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, converted to clean electric power by Electrogenic, features in star’s TV series ‘On The Roam’

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EV - Electric Vehicle
Harry de Souza

Amplified, indeed – Kia EV9

There is no denying that the past few years were key in the “maturing” of the offerings in the electric vehicle landscape. We saw the

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BYD
Dave McLeod

BYD are Hungary for more

BYD (Build Your Dreams) has announced the next stage of its European strategy with the construction of a brand-new manufacturing and production centre in Szeged,

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Nissan Ariya
EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

Pole to Pole in the Nissan Ariya EV

Chris and Julie Ramsey, husband and wife adventurers, have completed their all-electric journey to the South Pole in Antarctica. Their 10-month, 30,000 km adventure that

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EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

MG’s electric Cyberster is heading South

MG’s highly-anticipated Cyberster EV roadster has just finished an 8,500 mile European tour, successfully completing the opening leg of the Charging into the Future adventure which will

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Jeep Avenger BEV NZ
EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

Jeep Avenger BEV NZ Pricing and Arrival

Jeep New Zealand confirms the all-new award-winning Jeep Avenger, the brand’s first-ever 100% battery electric vehicle (BEV), will arrive in NZ this December. Limited to

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EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

Subaru Solterra NZ pricing and Specs

The highly anticipated pricing for the Subaru Solterra has been announced today for the all-electric, All-Wheel Drive SUV, arriving in New Zealand in December. There

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MG4 review NZ
EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

MG4 EV first drive – in Sydney

Heralded as a ‘game changer’ the all-new and all-electric MG4 has just touched down in New Zealand, however, just prior to its release we hopped

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Skoda Roadiaq
EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

The Skoda Roadiaq EV

The Škoda student concept car has been the highlight of the apprentices’ training at the Škoda Vocational School since the 2013/14 academic year. With the

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Long wheelbase ID Buzz
EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

A longer Buzz

The long-wheelbase VW ID. Buzz is coming Almost five metres long with up to seven seats, the large ID. Buzz can now be used in

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Honda Jazz RS NZ
EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

Hon’dna’ day & Jazz RS launch

Over recent years (thanks probably in a big part to certain areas of the motoring media), Honda has become somewhat synonymous with the more aged

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EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

NZ says Kia ora to the new EV Ora

GWM confirms Ora as the brand’s first fully electric vehicle, New Zealand production is already underway and first shipments are expected in April. Launched overseas

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500e NZ
EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

Electric FIAT 500e is coming soon to NZ

ELECTRIC FOR SOME, 500 FOR OTHERS – With its iconic style, world-class dynamics andenvironmentally responsible zero-emissions design, the Fiat 500e builds on the Cinquecentolegacy, while

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EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

More news about Lotus new Hyper SUV

Lotus has unveiled the prices and specifications for one of the most eagerly anticipated models in its history – the award-winning Eletre Hyper-SUV. The news

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EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

The 220kW ŠKODA ENYAQ iV vRS

ŠKODA AUTO is expanding its vRS family to include another all-electric model – the ENYAQ iV vRS. Just like the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV vRS, the

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EV - Electric Vehicle
Dave McLeod

World premiere of the VW ID. AERO

PRESS RELEASE Dynamic, powerful and with pure aerodynamics: with today’s world premiere of the ID. AERO concept car in China, Volkswagen is providing a foretaste of the

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