Electric Vehicle News

Discover the latest electric vehicle news in New Zealand, as well as news related to hybrids, plug-in hybrids and more. We’ll also feature news related to sustainable vehicle manufacturing and other initiatives.

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Porsche Taycan at the Take Charge Event

Archibalds at the 2023 Take Charge EV Expo

News from the 2023 Take Charge EV expo held in Christchurch. View highlights from the electric vehicles that were on display.
CUPRA Born parked on a rooftop in Christchurch

Our Review of the CUPRA Born – A Hot Hatch Gone Electric

A hot hatch driven by an environmentally friendly heart, our team get behind the wheel of the all-electric CUPRA Born.
The Audi e-tron EV SUV

The Audi Q4 e-tron Has Arrived

We're delighted to announce the arrival of the Audi Q4 e-tron, Audi's fully electric compact SUV. Find out more here.
CUPRA Born top view in New Zealand

SEAQUAL YARN interior in the CUPRA Born

Discover how the CUPRA Born seats are crafted from recycled marine plastic and SEAQUAL YARN.
CUPRA Born in blue parked in a car park building

The Impulse of a New Generation: Test Drive the CUPRA Born

Mark your calendars - the CUPRA Born Roadshow is coming to Archibalds this July, with your chance to get behind the wheel of the all-electric CUPRA Born.
CUPRA Tavascan

CUPRA Tavascan Electric SUV Confirmed for New Zealand Market

Racy design and sporty performance is CUPRA through and through, and the Tavascan delivers in spades. Learn more about the brand's second electric SUV confirmed for the New Zealand market.
Porsche Taycan EV at birdlings flat during sunset

How to Maximise Electric Vehicle Range

In this blog, we explore ways to maximise your electric vehicle's range, covering all the tips and tricks on how to get the best performance out of your EV.
Audi e-tron and the Kea Atmos Mk 1 solar-powered aircraft

Solar-powered Flight and the Audi e-tron

Kea Aerospace reached out to Archibalds to ask for assistance in launching their solar-powered aircraft, the Kea Atmos Mk 1. Watch the video.
Audi Q6 e-tron in the snow during winter testing

Audi Q6 e-tron – Audi Teases With Electric Strategy

The latest in their electric strategy, Audi teases the Q6 e-tron. Here's what we know so far.
Volvo PHEV vs. EV

Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vs. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV): Which One Should You Choose?

A comprehensive guide on Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) to help you decide which model is the best for you.