2019 Awards - Winners
Congratulations to the 2019 Awards Winners.
EV Champion of the Year
Joe’s vision and passion are part of his far wider vision for mankind.
Joe believes EVs are a critical part of mitigating climate change. They will bolster the economy by reducing our biggest import “ blood oil” and their lack of air pollution will improve health outcomes particularly in cities Joe doesn’t just talk- he does
He is a formidable EV advocate and networker for vehicles and infrastructure and has persuaded his employer the Northland Region council to buy 12 EVs; established NZ’s first EV taxi service and been active in a huge range of regional EV activities.
Joe’s passion has been a huge inspiration for the people of Northland
- Joe Camuso
- Richard Heaps
- Rob McEwan
- Sigurd Magnusson
Most EV Friendly Town of the Year
Christchurch City Council set a clear vision and plan to promote the use of electric vehicles some four years ago. This included encouraging the uptake of EV’s within local organisations and residents, as well as providing the infrastructure that would embrace EV ownership. In addition they adopted a strategy to ensure their own vehicles were electric wherever possible.
Of more recent times Christchurch City Council has made significant progress in providing a charging infrastructure, as well as becoming a founding partner in Yoogo Share to provide a charging infrastructure for the Christchurch 100% battery electric car sharing scheme.
- Christchurch City
- Council Thames-Coromandel District Council
- Wellington City Council
Fleet Champion of the Year
Over the past three years, NZ Post has set itself ambitious targets on reducing emissions from its vehicle fleet, piloted projects to learn and develop actions towards those goals, and begun to implement some of them. It was worked well to develop commitment and insight from people within its own organisation and those working with them, such as contracted courier drivers and customers too.
It knows its leadership role is important because of the breadth and depth of activities across the country. Last year, it delivered some 650m postal items and 41m courier packages; it offers warehousing and distribution services to many of its customers; and offers extensive international parcel and logistics services to exporters and importers.
Of the 118,000 tonnes of emissions its operations generated in fiscal year 2018, 38% came from its ground vehicle fleet. This is where it sees its best opportunities for emissions reduction; far harder are the 40% of emissions from International transport.
- Northland Regional Council
- NZ Post
- WSP Opus
EV Sales and Service Award
EV City, an EV only dealership based in Christchurch, has come up with innovative ways to inform and educate about electric vehicles. Examples include: creating a driveable, cut-in-half “XRAY” Nissan Leaf which shows what’s inside; a “charging wall” where prospective owners can practice pugging in and public charging; a pop-up EV dealership in a Geraldine art gallery; and a Plan B loan vehicle in case a planned trip is just beyond the range of a customer’s journey, providing confidence in making the switch to an EVs. They have use their innovative displays to educate first responders and their premises to host EV owners’ groups and movie-nights. Two nominators separately entered EV City for the EV Sales and Service Award with glowing and detailed entries for EV City, both based on experiencing their great customer service.
- EV City
- EVs Enhanced
- Hyundai New Zealand