The official opening of New Zealand’s fastest Electric Vehicle chargers

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

This past weekend saw the official opening of New Zealand’s fastest electric vehicle chargers in Bombay, capable of providing the newest generation of EVs with 300km of charge in only 10 minutes.

Installed in August 2020, The 300kW ChargeNet Hyperchargers are six times faster than standard 50kW charging stations, are capable of charging three vehicles simultaneously and have now become the busiest chargers in the country.

To date, the vast majority of the fast charging sites in New Zealand have been 50kW.

The new 300 kW Hyperchargers allow EV drivers to quickly add hundreds of kilometres of driving range in the short time it takes to stop for lunch and a coffee. With this technology, ChargeNet is removing an extra barrier of uptake and accelerating electric vehicle adoption, ultimately helping Kiwis reduce their carbon emissions.

“The chargers have been live at Bombay for close to three months now and have exceeded the expected charging sessions. It’s been fantastic to see how well the EV community has received the project, so we’re excited to see how they perform over the summer period,” said Steve West, CEO & Founder, ChargeNet.

The chargers were installed by with the support of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and round 6 of the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund.