The Green Party has apologised after its campaign team's EV got stuck in the sodden ground at a Lower Hutt park, ripping up grass in the process.
Local Tony got in touch with AM on Monday, saying while heading to work on Saturday he came across what he believed to be a group of boy racers in an electric vehicle.
"[I was] thinking to myself, 'wow they moved with the times'."
Tony captured images of the EV stuck in the sodden ground in the suburb of Wingate, showing the Green Party's campaign team attempting to push the vehicle out.
A Green Party spokesperson thanked Tony for bringing it to their attention and said the party makes "every effort to minimise the environmental impact of our billboards".
"[We] apologise for the damage done on this occasion."
The spokesperson said the vehicle of the party's local team got stuck, leaving behind tyre marks and ripped-up grass.
"The local team returned to this particular area to re-level the ruts and sow grass seed. They also reported the damage and remedy to council yesterday."
The spokesperson said they are confident it's an isolated incident and will be reminding volunteers of their responsibility to avoid doing any damage to the local environment.