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Electric car rental in
New Zealand

If you’re passionate about travelling New Zealand in a sustainable and eco-friendly way, electric vehicles are the perfect choice for you. GO Rentals EV fleet includes the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y and MG4 which all offer a sleek look and incredible power unmatched by most petrol vehicles. You could experience New Zealand’s stunning scenery in a smooth, luxurious and fast electric car today with the confidence that your road trip is the climate-friendly option.

Why hire an electric car?

Here are just a few reasons why hiring an electric car for your New Zealand self-driving holiday is so appealing for travellers:

  • Electric vehicles are an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. We're passionate about the earth, and we know you are, too. Electric vehicles help keep New Zealand green during your trip.
  • Ever wished you could enjoy a serene countryside drive without the sound of a motor? Thanks to the whisper-quiet electric motors of our fleet, you can do just that!
  • Electric vehicles generally have cheaper running costs than their petrol-powered cousins. That means less spent on filling up and more cash to spend on souvenirs.
  • Plus, electric vehicles are also considered by many experts to offer a smoother ride than petrol vehicles. This enables you to cruise around New Zealand in style.
  • Tesla vehicles offer a luxurious driving experience with a large media control centre, comfortable leather seats and expansive legroom.

Control your Tesla from the GO App

Just one of many reasons to download the GO Rentals app is its integration with your Tesla hire. At the touch of a button, you can access functions such as:

  • Monitor your Tesla's battery level and location
  • Lock and unlock the car
  • Open the trunk & frunk (front trunk)
  • Flash the lights
  • Honk the horn

Get the most out of your electric car rental by downloading the GO Rentals app today.

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Tesla Model 3

  • 1 - 3 year(s) old
  • 5 seats
  • 2 large bags
  • 2 small bags
  • 54 kWh battery
  • Automatic
  • Electric
  • 350km range (est)
  • Full Electric
  • 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rating
  • Luxury Interior
  • 15.4-inch Touchscreen Infotainment
  • Glass Roof Sunshade

Tesla Model Y

  • 0 - 1 year(s) old
  • 5 seats
  • 3 large bags
  • 2 small bags
  • 60 kWh battery
  • Automatic
  • Electric
  • 455km range (est)
  • Full Electric
  • 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rating
  • Luxury Interior
  • 15-inch Touchscreen Infotainment
  • Full Glass Roof

Why GO with us?

At GO Rentals, we pride ourselves on more than high-quality, reliable vehicles. We have a host of additional perks that make us the ideal choice for your New Zealand self-driving holiday.

Why we're different

Where to GO in your electric car

New Zealand has worked hard to develop infrastructure to make it possible to drive an electric vehicle just about anywhere in the country. GO has 7 locations* across the North and South Islands from which you can hire electric vehicles.

Here are 4 locations where an electric car could be the perfect choice for you.

Electric car rental Auckland

Auckland has dozens of charging stations to use, making it a truly stress-free location for using an electric vehicle.

The city is packed with attractions including Auckland Museum, Sky Tower and Auckland Art Gallery. You can also venture out and see nearby natural wonderlands like the Coromandel or beautiful islands like Waiheke.

GO Rentals has 2 branches at Auckland Airport and City. Exploring Auckland with your choice of electric vehicle couldn't be easier. Choose your ride and begin your eco-friendly journey now.

Electric car rental Wellington

Wellington is also an excellent choice for an electric car rental in New Zealand. The city has reached double digits of charging stations, with the figure growing all the time.

Breeze around the city with the smooth handling and quiet motor of your electric vehicle, as you check out landmarks like the Museum of New Zealand, Wellington Botanic Garden and Wellington Cable Car.

Picking up an electric rental car in Wellington is also ideal because of the nearby natural attractions. These include the stunning Kapiti Coast or the dense Akatarawa Forest.

Stop in at our conveniently located Wellington Airport branch to pick up the perfect electric vehicle for your holiday.

Electric car rental Christchurch

As the South Island's largest city, Christchurch offers access to plenty of electric vehicle charging stations. Avoid relying on public transport and instead enjoy your time cruising around the city and its surroundings in a low-volume vehicle with excellent handling.

Christchurch is the epicentre of the stunning Canterbury region. Grab your electric vehicle and enjoy day trips to breathtaking locations like Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook National Park.

Book your electric vehicle from our Christchurch Airport branch today and discover why it is the perfect way to explore the South Island of New Zealand.

Electric car rental Queenstown

GO Rentals is the perfect choice for your Queenstown electric car rental with several outstanding models available. Quickly grab a vehicle and get on the road from our Queenstown branch thanks to our super-simple pick-up and drop-off.

You'll be teeming with excitement as soon as you arrive in the Adventure Capital. From bungee jumping to skiing to mountain biking, there's no shortage of fun to be had.

An electric vehicle is the perfect complement to your time in Queenstown. Book in today and enjoy a guilt-free, eco-friendly time in this tourism paradise.

New Zealand electric charging network

New Zealand's commitment to a greener future has led to an expansive electric charging network in the country. The country now has over 300 charging stations, with at least one station per 75 kilometres of state highway throughout almost the entire country.

This means you don't need to stress out finding ways to save battery as you drive. Your next charging station is likely not too far in the distance. With a bit of planning, your self-driving holiday in a GO Rentals electric vehicle can be hassle-free.

Tesla Supercharger and Tesla Model 3

What to know before you rent your electric car

Read our full Tesla guides before you drive. Here are a few extra tips to be aware of before setting out on a New Zealand self-driving journey in an electric vehicle:

  • Familiarise yourself with the process of charging an electric vehicle, and check which side of the car the electric charger is on.
  • When you hire your electric vehicle, we will supply you with a charging cable that is compatible with a household power point. This method is best for overnight charging. If you need faster charging, you can visit a rapid charging station. A map of New Zealand’s charging stations is available here.
  • Many electric vehicles have touchscreen displays used to control functions like headlights, maps, locking and more. This is another element of driving an electric vehicle you should familiarise yourself with before beginning your self-driving holiday.
  • While New Zealand's electric charging network is extensive, it pays to plan your charging stops carefully. This is especially true if you are travelling in more rural areas.
  • Visiting from overseas? Prepare yourself for driving on the left-hand side of the road. For more information, see our complete guide to left-hand side driving in New Zealand.
  • Electric vehicles handle somewhat differently than petrol-powered vehicles. For instance, some electric vehicles accelerate more quickly than petrol-powered vehicles. Give yourself plenty of time to test drive a rental electric vehicle before heading onto a major motorway.
  • Make sure you download the GO app, enabling you to control the functions of your Tesla from the palm of your hand.

Choose the perfect electric vehicle model for you and start planning the journey of a lifetime.

Want many of the benefits of fully electric vehicles with some added flexibility? Browse our range of rental hybrid vehicles.