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Electric Vehicle Podcast: EV news and discussions

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Electric Vehicle / EV news, interviews and discussions - keeping audiences informed about the latest on electric cars - plus broader discussion around electric bikes, boats, planes and sustainability.
139 Episodes
Theo does a podcast in the air flying in New Zealand's first Electric Plane with Gary Freedman.For more about Electric Air: Keep an eye out for the video on my social media.
This week I caught with Jef Murupaenga Ikenn who has been traveling the south island of New Zealand on his Energica Eva. How did the bike handle? *Please note the phone connection is not great on this one. Sorry about that.
Why has smoking around children been banned…but idling vehicles in schools is still OK?Every school day, parents and bus drivers idle their vehicles in school car parks across Australia and New Zealand, releasing dangerous emissions into the places where students study, play and breathe. In some cities and towns, there are areas where air pollution is so bad that experts have compared it to smoking cigarettes.This week I chat with Emma Sutcliffe and Clare Walter about the Idle Off Initiative.
What a year it has been, it has had it's up and downs but we have made it through and I somehow managed to keep on podcasting. Thank you to all my supporters for your help. I couldn't have done it without you. This year I wrap up by with talking to Jef Ikenn about is 1000km record run around New Zealand.Have a great Christmas and New Year and see you in 2021.Jeffs Facebook Group (NZ) Podcast
This is a follow on from a recent video review I did after driving MG's new ZS EV. Listeners will know I drive Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid which fits my family needs in terms of space but it is not fully electric. Something I struggle with. Putting Dino juice in my car is something that just feels wrong. I'm still on the fence .......But hope you find my explanation why interesting. For more in the MG ZS EV go to
This week I talk with Sam Baker an NZ EV Bike Enthusiast. We chat about The Long Way Up TV series recently released on Apple TV. And what it is like to drive an Electric Bike around New Zealand. Sam YouTube: NewZeroland 
Thanks for sticking with me team. Sorry for the lack of podcasts recently but will get up to speed again soon. This week on the show I talk to Rod Badcock from the Robinson Research Institue about exciting developments in high powered electric motor application being developed right here in New Zealand. We also talk about exciting study opportunities for young engineers. Enjoy the show.Episode Links:
This week I chat with Jordan Ramer. Jordan is the CEO of EV Connect. Jordan is an accomplished Technology Executive and Entrepreneur. He has helped raise tens of millions of dollars in financing for growth companies in the clean energy, transportation, and resource efficiency sectors. Before joining EV Connect, he led corporate development for NanoH2O, a venture-backed developer of energy-efficient water purification technology. Previously, he held executive positions in business development, product management, and marketing at AeroVironment, an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Developer, where he spent seven years elevating the AeroVironment into the industry leader, spearheading the company’s global expansion and launching its fleet management software solution. He has held roles in business development, finance, and strategy for several venture-backed technology start-ups.
The week I talk to Seb Steel from Thompson Automotive in Wellington New Zealand about his one of a kind, hill climb race vehicle build.  
This week I am very privileged to talk to New Zealand born rally car champion Hayden Paddon about the new electric rally car he is building with his team in the south island of New Zealand. A world first, this is an exciting time for motorsport!
This week Theo chats to Nathan Dunlop Head of Market Strategy at Tritium. This episode covers the company's long history and what makes Tritium so successful in the world of EV Fast Chargers.
This week Theo gets a moment to chat to Mandy Mellar - General Manager of battery services at the New Zealand Automobile Association (AA), about their new roadside support vehicle that offers the ability to give your EV a quick charge if you're out of juice and need to get to a fast charger.
This week Theo chat's to Nigel Broomhall CEO of Chargesmart Ltd and CEO and Co-Founder of invisible Urban. With the latest news that New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter Tiwai Point is to be closed, Nigel has suggested we invite Elon Musk to New Zealand to build a Tesla Gigifactory on the site and make use of all that clean renewable power that the smelter once used.  
This week on the EV Podcast I chat with Mat Coates. I spoke to Mat back on Episode 71 with Gavin Shoebridge, where we talked about his Electric GTO. Since then he has worked on a few more EV Builds including an electric boat. Enjoy the show.
This week I chat with John Arkless about his 2000 Audi TT EV Conversion he made over 4 and half years in Christchurch New Zealand. It's a bit of techie discussion but very interesting for those looking at building their own EV's.For Photos and video go to
This week I was invited on the new Podcast This Climate Business hosted by Vincent Heeringa. We a good chat about EV's, Enjoy.  
This week Theo chats with Jef Murupaenga Ikenn about his new pride and joy. One of only 2 in New Zealand the 2020 Energica Eva. This is one sexy electric bike! Zeroland YouTube Channel: Links: 
With Covid-19 sweeping the world, it has has been a busy time. This week Theo talks EV upgrades and he chats to regular guest NZ Tech Podcast host Paul Spain about coming out of COVID lockdown in New Zealand and Dyson‘s cancelled EV details that have recently been released.  
After a short break, Theo is back chatting to EV Converter Gavin Shoebridge who now lives in the Florida USA. Gavin is planning his next EV Conversion a Jaguar XJS. We chat about his plans and how COVID-19 is effecting everyday life in Florida.
This week Theo Chats with Paul O'Conner. Paul is a long time sponsor of the EV podcast and a good friend. Paul's business sells charging cables to public and supplies a lot of car dealers in New Zealand. Paul is always on the lookout for interesting gizmos and you will never guess what he has now. This week we talk about returning to work as New Zealand moves from level 4 lockdown to level 3 and what is it like having a full-body scan... Mention the EV Podcast next time you place an order with Paul and get free freight.Go to
Comments (2)


Just want to say, I am highly impressed with the content on your podcasts. I am a Civil Design Engineer based in Australia and like to listen a lot of varied technical content, to grow my intelligence while working. Alot of the material i find is hard to listen to but these podcasts are always interesting and thoroughly growing my understanding of what's happening in the EV world. Thanks for that and keep up the great work!!!

Jun 12th

Andy Murph

the only reason why people think that they are so busy now is because they tend to much time on Facebook and the phones

Mar 26th
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