Archibalds at the 2023 Take Charge EV Expo

We were delighted to attend the 2023 Take Charge EV expo held in Christchurch on the 25 & 26 of November with the latest electric vehicles from our range.

The free event is the second of its kind and is hosted by the Christchurch City Council in the Te Pae Convention Centre. Take Charge is the country’s largest public display of new battery electric vehicles. With hundreds in attendance over the two days, Archibalds was proud to showcase EVs from Audi, CUPRA, Porsche, and Volvo.

Learn more about each brand and the displayed models below.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our team – we’re happy to help.

Audi Q4 e-tron at the Take Charge Event

Audi Q4 e-tron

Audi Q4 e-tron SUV range is Audi’s first compact EV. Innovative technology, functionality, and premium design features offer an intelligent switch to electrification.

  • Rear and All Wheel Drive options, up to 220 kW
  • Up to 460 Nm Torque
  • 0-100 km/h in 6.2 – 8.5 s
  • Up to 528 km Range*

Discover the Audi Q4 e-tron.

Cupra Born at the Take Charge Event


The CUPRA Born BEV represents CUPRA’s first all-electric vehicle and is the ultimate combination of electrification and performance. A triple threat of stimulating design, instantaneous performance and an all-electric drive, it’s perfect for those that desire a ride that’s environmentally conscious but dynamic and exciting at the same time.

  • Rear Wheel Drive, 170 kW
  • 310 Nm Torque
  • 0-100 km/h in 7.0 s
  • Up to 511 km Range*

Discover the CUPRA Born

Porsche Taycan at the Take Charge Event

Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan is an all-electric sports car that seamlessly combines cutting-edge technology with Porsche’s legendary performance heritage. It offers thrilling acceleration and handling, setting a new standard for electric driving experiences.

  • Two Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors, up to 560 kW
  • Up to 1,050 Nm Torque
  • 0-100 km/h in 2.8 – 5.4 s
  • Up to 485 km Range*

Discover the Porsche Taycan

Volvo EX30 EV

Volvo EX30

Meet our smallest ever SUV: the fully electric EX30. Designed to have the smallest carbon footprint of any Volvo car to-date. Experience big electric performance in a small package. Coming soon to Archibalds.

  • Single Motor Extended, 200 kW
  • 343 Nm Torque
  • 0-100 km/h in 5.3 s
  • Up to 462 km Range*

Discover the Volvo EX30

Volvo XC40 EV in Sage Green

Volvo XC40 Ultimate Recharge

Designed for the city and beyond. The XC40 range includes both mild hybrid and full-electric variants, and the XC40 Ultimate Recharge on display at the Expo is a fully-electric, all-wheel drive model.

  • AWD, Twin Electric Motor, 300 kW
  • 660 Nm Torque
  • 0-100 km/h in 4.9 s
  • Up to 438 km Range*

Discover the Volvo XC40

Volvo C40 EV at the Take Charge Event

Volvo C40 Ultimate Recharge

Built to stand out, the C40 Ultimate Recharge is Volvo’s first pure electric crossover and promises to deliver an exhilarating experience.

  • AWD, Twin Electric Motor, 300 kW
  • 660 Nm Torque
  • 0-100 km/h in 4.7 s
  • Up to 451 km Range*

Discover the Volvo C40

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*WLTP is the new official EU test used to calculate standardised fuel consumption and CO₂ figures for passenger cars. It measures fuel, energy consumption, range and emissions. This is designed to provide figures closer to real-world driving behaviour. It tests vehicles with optional equipment and with a more demanding test procedure and driving profile. Figures are shown as a range under WLTP testing measures. The most economical figures refer to the most efficient/lightest set of options. A vehicle’s actual fuel consumption may differ from that achieved in such tests and these figures are for comparative purposes only.