Electric Vehicle Charging Network
From the earliest days of any new technology, there are barriers to adoption. New Zealand is a relatively new player on the Electric Vehicle world stage. But as we have seen the world over, being young, passionate and innovative can and do change the world.
Pioneers and Champions across New Zealand are flocking to electrified transport, and ChargeNet NZ have, in 2019, built and maintain a network across New Zealand’s major thoroughfares.
On the North Island, with a little planning and some light footed driving, an entry level electric vehicle can travel confidently to wherever takes their fancy.
The biggest news in October 2019 is absolutely the livening of the Bulls station in New Zealand’s lower central North Island. This station completes a national loop across the North Island that sees the longest gap between chargers a mere 83km in length.
Goodbye Range Anxiety! Hello to achievable energy independence in Aotearoa.
ChargeNet NZ have the Solution
ChargeNet NZ have built a nation-wide network of Rapid DC Chargers that let any EV owner quickly recharge their vehicle, typically in 10 – 30 minutes.
Free from the constraints imposed by the hazardous nature of traditional fossil-based transport fuels, EV charging stations can be placed in much more convenient locations, like shopping malls and supermarkets where you would typically park for at least 20 – 30 minutes anyway.
How does Fast Charging work?
Electric Vehicles have a charger built in that converts the AC power from the grid into DC power for the car’s battery. Due to size and weight constraints this onboard charger is limited in power and so typically takes six hours to fully charge a car.
A Rapid DC Charger is a much larger version of the onboard charger, and converts high power 3-phase AC into powerful DC current. Bypassing the onboard charger dramatically reduces the charge time, usually to less than 30 minutes.