Electric vehicles

UK to NZ electric vehicle sourcing and import service

Considering an Electric Vehicle?

Stress-free electric vehicle import service  

Are you struggling to find the right electric vehicle here in New Zealand? Do you want access to new models as soon as they are available in Europe such as the VW ID3, ID4, Peugeot e208 and e2008, 62 kwh Leaf e+, 40 kwh eNV200, Jaguar iPace, Porsche Taycan or Mercedes EQC or Audi eTron GT? Or perhaps you prefer a UK import over a Japanese import.  For honest advice and pricing information please call Sally on (021) 616 550 or fill in the form.

European Car Imports have already imported a variety of electric vehicles from Nissan Leafs, eNV200 vans and people movers, to Porsche hybrids, electric Smart cars and BMWs.  Most recently we have imported a gorgeous Peugeot e208 and ID3 and have an ID4 on the water soonIn fact nearly 10% of our imports are already electric vehicles.

Examples of electric vehicles we have imported for our Clients

Your easy 1-2-3 process

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  • We work for a fixed fee. This is simply to ensure we find the best car to fit your budget.
  • Tell us as much as possible about your ideal EV including 'must-haves' for specification and colour. Include links to any vehicles that you have found where possible. Let us know if it is a personal or fleet purchase.
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How we can help you find and import your next Electric Vehicle or fleet of EVs

Kiwis are used to doing things themselves.  But when it comes to complicated and time consuming processes involved in sourcing and importing an electric vehicle why not leave it to us? 

We provide a flexible service suited to your needs.  We have negotiated trade rates, proven processes and excellent suppliers with specialist knowledge you can benefit from directly. We work for a service fee which is largely offset by our discounts and more importantly we take pride in our level of service, our responsiveness and our transparent way of doing business.  If importing doesn’t make sense, we will tell you.

'UK Tax Free' purchases

We specialise in “UK tax free” purchases of “VAT qualifying” electric cars and vans.  The UK equivalent of GST (VAT) is currently 20%.  Certain categories of vehicles can be purchased VAT free.  Along with this, we have many other tips to ensure you maximise your savings.


We have connections with several specialist EV suppliers in the UK.  Let us know which make and model you need and we will ensure we get you the best vehicle available.  We are independent service providers, so you know you will be getting honest, unbiassed pricing and opinions.


We have worked hard to build a strong relationship with our preferred shipping agent and have negotiated highly competitive shipping rates which you benefit from directly and they in turn provide a level of service and care that we believe is hard to beat.


We will ensure you car flies through MAF, customs and compliance procedures and keep you posted at each and every stage.   We will arrange for navigation to be updated to NZ maps where needed and speedos changed to km/h.  Finally we register your car, fit the plates, groom and deliver.


If you are based within a reasonable distance of Auckland we will deliver your car to your door when convenient to you.  We will then spend time with you to help you familiarise and answer any questions that you may have. If you are outside of Auckland no problem – we will discuss the various options.

Money transfers

When it comes to paying your UK invoice, we recommend XE for your money transfer.  They will offer you no transaction fees, extremely competitive foreign exchange rates, online access 24/7 and complete exchange rate transparency.  To receive our agreed benefits Register Free Here.


We work with CreditOne for finance. They take the hassle out of looking for the best car loan rate comparing all the options for you, taking away the need to deal with a multitude of lenders and hence saving you time, money and hassle.  Ask us to introduce you.


Some manufacturers offer a 2 year international warranty – valid from the date of first registration in the UK, however Nissan for example does not.  We are also able to offer you Autosure Mechanical Breakdown policies designed for EVs.  Please ask for a quote and ensure your purchase is protected.  Service packs are not valid on imports.

  • I contacted Sally about importing a e-NV200 (electric van). She got back to me within the hour with one with super low K’s at a great price. Blown away with how easy the whole process was.Decided I wanted to get some mats for the van as they are not available here. Again it was as simple as asking. Couldn’t be happier.Julian Dunster, Wellington. Nissan E-NV200 panel van.
  • I am delighted to write a note of appreciation to European Car Imports. I have found your service excellent. Perhaps what impressed me most was the speed with which you responded to my questions even when they were mundane.You did what you said you would and I always felt I could rely on your promises. I am greatly enjoying my electric car which you imported for me. Thank you so much.John Hayman, Christchurch. Nissan Leaf N-Connecta
  • The team at European Car Imports have been a joy to work with. They kept us informed every step of the way and went the extra mile to iron out any issues that cropped up.Louise Williams, Auckland. Nissan Leaf N-Connecta
  • I was very happy with the service that European Car Imports provided when I purchased my Tesla from the UK. They dealt seamlessly with the sourcing of the car the purchase, shipment, registration and finally delivery to my door. The vehicle arrived ahead of schedule and under forecast cost.  Throughout the process they were happy to answer questions and to give useful advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending their servicesMartin Evans, Auckland. Tesla Model S (2016).


Ready?  Then get in touch and let’s start the journey.                                                      

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