Some people on FB have recently commented that AA Insurance is "struggling to price and place EV cover" (J P Hale). For example, N Rees said that "I was with AA for my Leaf but recently I upgraded to the BMW i3 and AA wouldn't cover it so had to move to State Insurance".
I wonder why insuring an EV would be a problem if it's no problem insuring a petrol vehicle?
Possibly there isn't a bank of data on costs to repair EV in NZ or official manufacturer support and the AA doesn't want to take risk of losing money on insurance premiums, while other insurers have different opinion.
My insurer didn't bat an eyelid with my leaf. (profession insurer not general public)