- "The electric cars you see on tv that do fantastic mileages are built of super-lightweight materials like fibreglass and carbon fibre. These materials are not suitable for the mass-production of cars because they both expensive and incredibly toxic. Aluminium is just as bad because it requires staggering amounts of energy to produce."
- "Many of the electric cars that are currently being trialed would kill their occupants in a serious collision, because their lightweight construction lacks the most basic safety features. If these vehicles were as safe and affordable as the average new passenger car then they'd be just as heavy and use just as much energy to get around."
- "Electric cars still need energy to power them, and New Zealand's electricity supply is a strictly limited resource. Large numbers of electric cars would cause a localised energy crisis during periods of high energy use, such as winter nights."