When Steve West was young he dreamed of a future full of electric vehicles.
“I fell in love with the idea of them as a child. They were painted as the future in those futuristic books you used to get. You would know the future had arrived when you were driving electric cars.”
Now in his 40s, Steve’s company, which develops electric car-charging infrastructure, is propelling New Zealand back to the future of his childhood dreams.
West, the co-founder of DJ software company Serato, saw a glimmer of his childhood dreams when Tesla’s electric Roadster launched in the United States. It was a car West desperately wanted but could not get. At that stage Tesla was not interested in selling to New Zealand.