How it works

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Importing an EV in 5 easy steps

Step 1: Contact us

First thing’s first - get in touch! Send us an email and let us know your budget and criteria, including the year, make, and model, as well as the mileage and battery capacity that you’re looking for. We’ll consult with you about whether your budget and specifications are feasible, and let you know the current market price for that type of EV, compared to what we can offer. If you have any questions or simply want to talk EVs, email us about that, too!

Step 2: Browsing

Once we know your specifications, we and our agent in Japan browse the auctions of Tokyo for EVs that meet your requirements. When we find an EV we let you know, so that you can make a decision about whether to bid, and at what price. Before the bidding takes place our agent physically inspects the car, checking the EV battery capacity and ensuring that there aren’t any unexpected issues.

Step 3: Bidding

When you’re satisfied that the EV is right for you, our agent attends the auction to bid. You cap the price, so you’ll never pay more than you agreed to - and if you’re lucky, you’ll even pay less. Once the auction is won, you’ll be required to pay a 50% deposit to cover agent and shipping fees.

Step 4: Shipping

Once you win the auction, we arrange the shipping of your EV via our shipping partner Autohub. Shipping and compliance is included in the purchase price that you pay for the car, from customs clearance to border check, mileage check, and comprehensive insurance of your car during transit. Every car that enters New Zealand goes through a compliance check prior to registration, and we take full responsibility to ensure that your EV passes compliance and meets NZ Import regulations. Rest assured that in the unlikely event that your EV does not meet compliance standards, we have you covered with a 100% money back guarantee.

Step 5: It’s all yours

We organise detailing, registration, and the WOF for your new (ahem - pre-loved) EV, as well as any firmware updates necessary. Once the car is ready to go, we deliver it to your door!

Want more information? Read our FAQs or get in touch!

 
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2012 NISSAN LEAF X

Has done: 25,200 km
Capacity bars: 12 bars and 88.9% SOH
Driving range: 150km
Country of origin: Japan
Colour: White exterior, cream interior
Price: $16,500

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2011 NISSAN LEAF X

Has done: 32,200 km
Capacity bars: 11 bars and 80.58% SOH
Driving range: 150km
Country of origin: Japan
Colour: White exterior, cream interior
Price: $16,500