Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Breakfast with the Cars
Paihia, New Zealand
Apr 03, 2022

Day: Sunday, April 3, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 am NZST
Location: Paihia Waterfront Village Green
60 Marsden Rd
Paihia, New Zealand 0200
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Event Report

We were lucky too tag on the “Mangawhai Easter Day Car Show” show with “Breakfast with the Cars”. Two for one to promote electric vehicles in New Zealand.

 “Breakfast with the Cars” is a monthly event held by the Bay of Islands Classic and Hot Rod Club.  Bob Bingham the club’s chairman is an EV enthusiast and drives an EV for his daily commute.  He brings the two clubs together which is a great way to attract the public with Classic Cars on display alongside future EVs. 

The war in Ukraine and high gasoline prices of over $3 NZD per liter ~ $8 USD per gallon has many Kiwis rethinking Electric Cars and the highest monthly EVs registrations on record for March 2022.  This also highlights how directly transport is tied to big oil cartels.

 “Mangawhai Easter Day Car Show” This is the 3rd year of the Car show with over 300 Classic and Hot Rod cars attending.  Don Windley a local olive grower and Electric Car enthusiast invited us to display the future alongside the classic past.  This was a big event with over 5,000 people in attendance.  Don positioned us at center stage and we received constant foot traffic over the 4 hours of the event.  Running this event is alongside a "mainstream popular event" reached many people that would not have normally been exposed to Electric Cars.  

New Zealand is very was situated for the EV revolution with over 80% or our electricity generated from renewable source.  

photo by: Joseph Camuso, EV Transport, LTD
Electric Cars on display amongst Classics and Hot Rods at the Mangawhai Easter Car Show, Mangawhai, New Zealand. Great opportunity to introduce EVs to the general public.

Event Description


All attendees and volunteers are required to follow local health guidelines. It is recommended that everyone wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all Drive Electric Earth Day 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

Breakfast with the Cars is a gathering of Classic, Hot Rod, Sports Cars, Motor Bikes and Electric Cars, in fact anything with the wow factor is welcome on the Paihia Village Green from 8.30 till noon.  

We invite the public to check out our Electric Car display where we'll highlight the many benefits of driving electric. EV owners will also be available to share their experience.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 5 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
3 Models 3

Registered attendees report 233,800 electric miles driven.

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