Nationwide Network
 The ChargeNet NZ network comprises over 100 sites. These are being installed at an average of one every two weeks, so the complete network will take about three years to deploy.
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Open by end 2018
Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about our network? Check here first for the most commonly asked questions or go to our FAQ page for more info. If you have a different question, please contact us or phone us on 0800 2 CHARGE.

I own an EV, how do I join?

As an EV owner in New Zealand, you are able to sign up and gain instant access to our complete fast charger network. To register a new user account click here. We need a mailing address to send your RFID fob to. We also strongly recommend you provide your mobile phone number to take advantage of our free SMS service and to enable our helpdesk staff to contact you. Accounts are enabled by attaching a VISA or MasterCard to make payment. At the beginning of each month, we send you a statement via email, and your credit card is charged after the 20th of that month.

How does charging work?

When you sign up you will be couriered an RFID (radio frequency identification) card or fob that gives you access to the fast charger network: just wave it against the app symbol on the front of the charger panel to activate.
If you need to use the network before your fob has arrived, or if you don’t have your fob handy, you can still activate a charger remotely. Your options are: (1) by txt message (instructions are on the front of most chargers); (2) from the ChargeNet NZ web site by clicking here; (3) from the PlugShare app on your smart phone; or (4) by calling our helpdesk on 0800 2 CHARGE.

What do your chargers cost to use?

Fast chargers are extremely expensive to purchase and install. When you charge using our network you are paying for (a) the use of the machine and (b) the electricity supplied. Our usual rates are: 25c/minute + 25c/kWh. Some stations on our network that are not owned by ChargeNet may have differing rates. These are clearly stated on our Start Charge page.

Where are your charging stations?

We are the only nationwide network of DC fast chargers. To find addresses and check on progress, check out the map here.

What cars are compatible?

All of ChargeNet’s DC chargers support both CHAdeMO and CCS charging standards. CHAdeMO is used by Japanese vehicles like the Nissan Leaf. CCS exists in two forms, Type 1 to suit American cars and Type 2 for European cars. Our chargers are currently swapping from the American standard to the European one.

We are required to supply permanently affixed cables with our DC chargers. Therefore those car models that rapid charge with their own cable are not compatible with our DC stations.

The Tesla Model S can be charged from the CHAdeMO outlet using a BYO official Tesla adapter which can be purchased from ChargeNet NZ.

Please note: this list may be incomplete and/or may not account for model variants and options. Please check with your dealer to ensure that your vehicle is compatible.

  • BMW i3
  • Hyundai Ioniq BEV
  • Kia Soul (electric)
  • Mitsubishi iMiev
  • Mitsubishi PHEV Outlander 2017 models
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Nissan e-NV200 (Van)
  • Tesla S (with adaptor)
  • Tesla X (with adaptor)
  • Volkswagen e-Golf SEL
Do you have Type 2 chargers?

The Type 2 charging standard (sometimes called Mennekes) is designed for use in AC (alternating current) charging systems. The solar powered AC charger on The Strand in Tauranga has a Type 2 socket suitable for BYO cables. This is currently our only publically available AC charger.

There is also a combined DC/AC Type 2 charger, called CCS-Type 2.
As of 27 May 2017,  ChargeNet NZ have now swapped out 35 CCS-Type 1 cables on its high-powered DC ChargeNet stations in favour of the NZ Standard CCS-Type 2. All stations continue to support the other NZ standard: CHAdeMO.

Which cars can be charged ?

Your car will need to be BEV or PHEV and support DC charging. All of our DC stations support the CHAdeMO standard. All of our DC stations have a second plug which is currently being switched from CCS-Type 1 to CCS-Type 2. If you have a Tesla vehicle we sell genuine Tesla to CHAdeMO adaptors. For more information on which stations have been changed to CCS-Type 2, please check-in to our map. The AC station at The Strand, Tauranga has a Type 2 socket, for which you need to BYO cable.

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