For those keen on electric vehicles, but put off by the lack of charge stations, we have some good news!
After teaming up with ChargeNet, Z is installing 3 new fast chargers at their stations in Warkworth, Turangi and Taupo. In 25 minutes, these chargers provide 120km worth of travel. ChargeNet is looking to provide New Zealanders with charge points between every 40-80kms. Reducing the range limitations that can affect EVs.
They look set to achieve this target due to a joint venture with BMW to install 100 rapid chargers across the country, to create an “electric highway”.
The Ministry of Transport is keen to see more Kiwis go green with electric vehicles, providing further funding to increase uptake of EVs, showcasing their viability for the everyday New Zealander. So far, businesses have been quick on the uptake, with electric postal vehicles, waste disposal trucks and even buses making their way onto New Zealand roads.
Last year, over 2500 new electric vehicles were registered, with over 500 registered this year, according to the Ministry of Transport.
With more EV models on the market than ever, with increased range and more charging spots around the nation, the cheaper to run and maintain vehicles may become the household staple in the not to distant future.
Those wanting to enjoy the cost-saving benefits of commuting with an Electric Vehicle, but worried about getting stranded may soon be in luck – especially if the Ministry of Transport allows EVs to use priority lanes!