28 Apr 2016

Flicking the switch for electric cars

From Our Changing World, 9:55 pm on 28 April 2016

New Zealand's transport system is 99% dependent on fossil fuels and produces a fifth of our total greenhouse gas emissions. A switch to electric vehicles could reduce emissions significantly, but as yet, there are still only about 1000 people in New Zealand who drive fully electric cars. Veronika Meduna is one of them - and she meets EV enthusiasts at the Leading the Charge road trip to find out why they got theirs, what's needed to encourage others and why it makes sense to switch to electric transport