The world it seems is falling in love with electric vehicles. While there is still a small base they are growing, both in numbers and variety. There is significant growth in electric vehicles, from small cars to big SUV’s and high performance sports cars, from electric bikes to scooters. They are also getting cheaper, and in New Zealand they are likely to become an attractive option for increasing numbers of people who are in the market for a new and second-hand vehicle. Interest is increasing and it seems that investment by vehicle manufacturers is bringing to the market an increasing number and variety of vehicle options. Furthermore, as around 75 to 85 per cent of New Zealand’s electricity is generated from renewable sources we have the advantage of not having to charge batteries using fossil fuels. With all this going for them it is likely that EVs are going to become an increasing part of our future transport landscape.Dr David Rees