In 2017, Mike Lowden decided it was time to start ticking some items off his bucket list. Less than a year and a half later, he had reached Mt Everest base camp. Originally a personal challenge, Mike started out hoping to improve his fitness levels and do something pretty extraordinary. However, his motivations soon changed.

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With the new updates to our industry standards, it’s not just on-the-site work that’s affected – in fact, new electrical manufacturing standards are likely to have a big impact on manufacturers and sparkies alike.

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Better for the environment, cheaper to run, easier to maintain – there’s a lot to like about electric vehicles (EVs), so it’s not hard to see why New Zealand sales are increasing by the day. In fact, the government has projected that we could see over 60,000 EVs on our roads by 2021 – which would require the current number doubling every year.

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Renewables is a fast growing sector and we’re working hard to help electricians maximise the exciting opportunities it presents.

Our Solar and Electric Vehicle (EV) division, run by Business Development Manager – Renewable Energy Neil Soper, provides expert advice, and supplies a comprehensive range of flexible, world-leading renewable technologies for residential and commercial applications.

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The future is here – well, it’s at least coming – and with it, comes an increase in the use of electric vehicles. In forward-thinking countries such as Norway and the Netherlands, the humble diesel engine is already starting to be phased out, with plans to be rid of vehicles of this nature by 2025. It sounds miles off, but that’s within a decade!

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