The Horowhenua district is growing fast, but even with a growing population, the Horowhenua District Council (HDC) has still saved around $280,000 of energy-related costs thanks to an effective energy management plan.
Bupa purchased three new electric vans, fitted out locally, making them ideal for laundry pick-up and delivery services. Installing chargers onsite meant the vans could fuel up on cheap, renewable electricity overnight.
Inner-city ecosanctuary ZEALANDIA introduced two fully electric passenger shuttle vans to transport their visitors between the city centre and sanctuary, cutting carbon emissions and showcasing the suitability of electric vehicles in the tourism industry.
With vehicle emissions being one of the triggers for people dealing with asthma, switching to used EVs was the perfect strategic move for Asthma NZ. It cut their running costs and emissions - and the staff are big fans.
Making the first step to switch from a petrol fleet to an electric fleet for field operations has not only reduced WELLS Instrument & Electrical Services’ carbon footprint – fuel costs have dramatically reduced too.
Textile rental service provider Alsco NZ added an electric freighter to its fleet – a New Zealand first. It travels 286km a day and is seeking to prove that electric heavy freight is not only possible but good for profitability as well.
Replacing two hospitals’ old diesel boilers with electric heat pumps has saved Northland DHB hundreds of thousands of dollars on energy costs and maintenance a year, partly by putting heat only where it was needed.