Whangārei, the country's Friendliest Electric Vehicle town, launched Drive Electric Week with a convoy of EVs at the Whangārei Growers Market on Saturday.

Drive Electric Week runs until September 16. Last month, Whangārei was named the most the most electric vehicle friendly-town in New Zealand at the EVworld NZ Champions Award in Auckland.

Other events in the city this week include tomorrow from 5.30pm-7.30pm: An After 5 event offering updates on latest innovations, such as ultra-fast chargers, long-range EVs and vehicle-to-grid technology.

And on Saturday, September 15, from 7am-10am: EVs will be on display again at Whangārei Growers' Market and EV owners available to answer questions and give test drives.

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Northern Advocate photographer Tania Whyte went along to the Growers Market on Saturday to capture the EV buzz.

Kelly Johnson and daughter Jasmin Fisher-Johnson are
Kelly Johnson and daughter Jasmin Fisher-Johnson are "fascinated" by the latest EV technology.
Northland EV advocate Joe Camuso gives Alston Gielen and Therese Marsh details about the EV.
Northland EV advocate Joe Camuso gives Alston Gielen and Therese Marsh details about the EV.
Johan Kies and Northpower Network Engineering Manager Russell Watson talk charging.
Johan Kies and Northpower Network Engineering Manager Russell Watson talk charging.
Eric Paige gets a run down from IC Motors' George May at the EV gathering.
Eric Paige gets a run down from IC Motors' George May at the EV gathering.