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Topic # 224108 2-Nov-2017 19:06
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Heard on the radio today. 80% of goods coming into the port are delivered within a 20km radius. Auckland really is a monster and that's what it takes to keep it fed and happy. The port manager mentioned supermarkets several times during the interview.

I thought electric trucks were impractical purely on a range basis, but looks like range will not be a huge issue

The other side is exports that was not mentioned.

Edit: Waste Management is trialing electric rubbish trucks in chch. 200km range not many stops tho. Supermarket run.

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  Reply # 1894410 2-Nov-2017 19:37
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That'll be the CEO of ports of Auckland arguing that they should bever be moved.....




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  Reply # 1904237 19-Nov-2017 21:59
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> The first vehicle had proved expensive because the truck had to be shipped to Netherlands electric vehicle company EMOSS for conversion.


I find it hard to believe there are no companies that are able to do it here...




Edit: of course there is... Been doing them for 4 years:


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  Reply # 1904245 19-Nov-2017 22:25
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The stat could be correct in saying things get delivered within 20km radius of the port, but in reality, yes its getting delivered within 20kms but more likley to customs brokers and rather large distribution centres for devanning and further shipments across NZ. 


Makes sense... 


i.e. a boat load of laptops, aint getting delivered to each and every (for example), Noel Leeming direct from the port... its getting trucked to the distribution centre first and then off to whereever it needs to go thereafter. 

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  Reply # 1904253 19-Nov-2017 22:52
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800+ kms and 36Ton cargo load... job done for practically anywhere in NZ!

Recharge 400milea in 30 mins too ๐Ÿ‘

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  Reply # 1904721 20-Nov-2017 18:27
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800+ kms and 36Ton cargo load... job done for practically anywhere in NZ!

Recharge 400milea in 30 mins too ๐Ÿ‘


Would need a deal done with Tesla to put in a special truck hypercharger station in Auckland, if that can be done then there is no reason why NZ couldn't at least get a few Tesla trucks.  There are plenty of trucks driving from Auckland to Hamilton to Auckland delivering goods, can't see how 800km is any kind of limitation for that sort of run.  At work a truck comes from Takanini to Matamata to Cambridge (work) to Te Awamutu to Takanini - that run could easily be handled by a Tesla Semi.

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