Highest density of electric vehicles in New Zealand

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From: Jon Pawley

Dear James,

As we know, it is essential that New Zealanders switch to a low carbon lifestyle. A big part of that is changing from using old fashioned petrol and diesel fueled cars, to new and exciting electric vehicles. As part of this move to electric vehicles, I would like to know the area in New Zealand that has the highest density of electric cars per head of population. Given that a postal address must be given when registering the sale of cars it should be possible to calculate statistics on the number of electric cars in the different postcodes in the country, and then compare that to habitation densities throughout the country. Knowing the highest density of electric cars will allow for the focussing of promotional effort to those places where the highest impact may be had.

I would also like to know if there is a record of more than, say, four electric vehicles being owned in any one street.

Yours in geekiness,

Jon Pawley

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From: Stuart Baker

Good afternoon,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request.

We received your request on 9th November. We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 7th December, being 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Yours sincerely,

Ngā mihi
Nā Stuart

Stuart Baker | Private Secretary Executive
Office of Hon James Shaw
Minister for Climate Change | Minister of Statistics | Associate Minister of Finance | Acting Associate Minister of Transport | Acting Associate Minister of Health
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Dear Jon


Please find attached the response to your request of 9 November 2018 for
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Prisca Gain

Private Secretary | Office of Hon Julie Anne Genter | Associate Minister
of Transport

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From: Jon Pawley

Dear Prisca,

Many thanks to for your work -- it is very much appreciated! Have a great weekend!


Jon Pawley

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