ChargeNet NZ’s main goal is to promote and accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand. It is the only organisation installing a nationwide network of rapid charging infrastructure.
ChargeNet NZ is also installing a non-monopolistic billing system. It encourages other owners of charging infrastructure to attach their hardware to the ChargeNet NZ network, creating a seamless nationwide network for electric vehicle drivers. The company only purchases 100% carboNZero certified electricity.
As access to rapid charging infrastructure increases, so too does uptake of electric vehicles. Several major car manufacturers are now marketing electric vehicles in New Zealand. The Government’s goal of doubling electric vehicle uptake year on year is currently being exceeded.
ChargeNet NZ’s first charger was installed in September 2015 and now there are over 50 chargers in the network. ChargeNet NZ has pledged to install 105 rapid chargers along main state highways and urban areas. The goal is to enable charging every 80 km.
ChargeNet is a finalist in the Smarter Transport and Revolutionising Energy categories of the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.