KIA EV5 2024- Walkaround, New Zealand arrival.

The new KIA EV5 recently toured Kia dealerships throughout New Zealand.I checked it out at Rotorua Kia. The EV5 on display was a demonstrator, with factory stock arriving mid-year. 📆 The Kia EV5 is a mid-sized SUV, with similar design stylings to the bigger Kia EV9. Similar in size to Kia Sportage. The EV5 is […]

Volvo EX30 Review | Smallest and Cheapest new Volvo

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The Volvo EX30 is now available to buy in New Zealand. It’s built on a new platform for Volvo, from Geely. The EX30 is promoted, with its focus on sustainability and recycling, but how does it drive? In this video, Adrian Maidment checks out the EV30’s “minimalist” interior, exterior, technology, practicality and performance over a […]

Subaru Solterra – Test Drive


The Solterrra is Subaru’s first fully electric vehicle, and it has finally made it to New Zealand, after a number of delays. In this test drive I’ll be checking out its looks, interior, features and performance. First up, tho a need to cover off how this Subaru has a sibling, the Toyota BZ4x, Also now […]

BYD Seal – As good as expected?


The BYD Seal is now available to buy in New Zealand. Available in 3 models (Dynamic, Premium and performance), Adrian Maidment is test driving the BYD Seal Premium. Will Seal live up to its high expectations? The BYD Seal Premium has a battery size of 83kWh with a driving range of 570km. Rear-wheel-drive motor, producing […]

NEW BYD Dolphin Review


The BYD Dolphin was recently released in New Zealand. For this video Adrian is testing out the Extended Range version (there’s also a Standard range version). Once he checks the Dolphin out, he’s taking it on a drive from South Auckland to a popular NZ holiday destination. Find out how it performs?



Hi. I’m Adrian from EV Quest. And today I‘m ticking of something new on my EV journey. It’s my first drive of an electric BMW. I’m checking out the BMW iX1 xDrive30. I’m expecting luxury, quality and performance. It’s priced from $96,990 + ORC. WLPT range 440km. The BMW iX1 xDrive30 is rated at 230kW […]

MG4 EV Review 2023: Worth the Hype?


New to New Zealand, the MG4 is currently available in 4 options. With the big highlight being the price, The base model Excite 51 is priced from 46, 990. In this video I’ll be checking out interior, looks, performance, some negatives, Drive train, and all the reasons why this car should be a winner for […]

Testing the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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There’s a continuing stream of questions online, asking if the Ford Mustang Mach-E is a Mustang? Well, according to the brochure, Yes! So, then, how good a Mustang is it? Adrian finds out in this review. There’s 3 models of the Mustang available in New Zealand; This is the base model with Rear Wheel Drive. […]

Cupra Born Review 2023

Cupra Born

In this video I tried to test drive Cupra’s First Electric Vehicle, the Cupra Born. The Cupra Born is a Bespoke pure-electric vehicle, now available to order in New Zealand. The plan was to cover as much as I could about the car, in the 1 hour I had for the test drive. On the […]

Kia EV6 Air review 2023 – What an owner thinks

Glenn McCready has owned his Kia EV6 Air for 4 months. Glenn shares his thoughts on what hew likes about the car and the little announces he finds. Previously he owned a hybrid, but he wanted to go “Full Electric”. Glenn is an electrical engineer who runs his business off the grid, utilising solar and […]

Tesla Model Y Owner Review | Better than the 3?

In this video, we chat with Taiwan Tesla Model Y owner Jin. Jin shares her thoughts on the car, having previously owned the Tesla Model 3. ✅ We’re discussing – technology, size, price, ease of driving, and more! ✅ Whether you’re a current Tesla owner or just curious about the future of electric cars, you […]

Opel Mokka-e: Is It The Car For You?

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The all-electric Opel MOKKA-E recently entered the New Zealand market. In this review Adrian checks takes it for a spin to find out how it performs over various driving conditions. Plus – a review of looks and features of this German brand (now part of Stellantis). A big thanks to Opel in Tauranga for lending […]