A guide to getting the most range out of your EV, and how to charge up while you’re on the road, no matter where you’re going. New Zealand is becoming well equipped with EV charging units, with an ever growing number of free and paid charging units all around the country.
Distance: 181 km - Drive time: 2hr 34min
Both the BMW i3 and Hyundai Ioniq have a 200km range so without use of the heater/AC you will just be able to make it to Kaikoura on a single charge, however we recommend charging up in Amberly on the way to ensure you have sufficient charge to get to Kaikoura.
Distance: 90 km Drive time: 1hr 15min
Both the BMW i3 and Hyundai Ioniq have a 200km range so even if you have the heater/AC you will be able to comfortably make it to Ashburton, but you’ll need to stop and charge in Ashburton or on your way back to make it home safely. We recommend you book a Hyundai Ioniq for longer trips.