The future of transport will be electric and with EV-ready workshops all over the country, we’re excited to get there.
The electric revolution is here and with New Zealand’s electricity generation being over 80% renewable, switching to an EV is not only becoming an environmental choice, but also an astute financial decision that can save you costs in maintenance and fuel.
The Clean Car Discount aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of light vehicles across the New Zealand fleet. Armstrong’s are proud to offer a wide range of new 100% electric (EV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) to help achieve this goal.
A Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) is 100% electric – it draws power from a battery which can be recharged by plugging it into mains power. This is seen as the environmental gold standard of EV options. A fully electric vehicle also has far fewer moving parts than a petrol or diesel engine, which means less maintenance and overall lower operating costs.
A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) uses a combination of a petrol-powered engine and an electric motor with a battery that can be plugged into mains power to be charged. PHEV’s typically allow for a small range of EV only driving (approximately 20km-90km per charge*) or can be used as a highly efficient hybrid combination for significantly reduced fuel consumption.
A hybrid vehicle uses a combination of a petrol-powered engine and an electric motor with a battery that is recharged via the petrol engine or energy captured from braking. A hybrid does not need to be plugged in and offers significant fuel saving costs over its traditional counterpart.
Armstrong’s is fully committed to an electric future for New Zealand, having invested over $500,000 to create EV-ready workshops across the country. You and your new EV will be exceptionally well supported with specialist EV diagnostic technology, charging infrastructure and dedicated EV sales and service specialists. Plus, our EVs are all backed by a genuine factory warranty and factory-trained technicians.