Whangārei woman Kim Skovlund reckons electric vehicles are the way of the future – they save money, are good for the environment and ”in the end, actually make you money.”

So it’s come as no surprise to Skovlund, who has had her 2011 Nissan Leaf since January, that Whangārei was been named the most the most electric vehicle friendly-town in New Zealand in the EVworld NZ Champions Award in Auckland at the weekend.

Whangārei has a big advantage over other regions. Northland is well connected and the region’s electric vehicle spokesman, Joseph Camuso, said the big advantage Whangarei has is in knowing all the engineers from the three districts (Whangārei, Kaipara and Far North) and they can act very quickly to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure and make things happen…..  more