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 built and maintain a network across New Zealand’s major thoroughfares.
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.
New Zealand’s fastest Electric Vehicle Chargers
In August 2020, we installed a pair of Dual 300kW Hyperchargers in Auckland, the first of their kind and the fastest publicly available chargers in New Zealand. The 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.
Specific EV models can charge at the 300kW Hyperchargers six times faster than on ChargeNet’s standard 50kW charging stations, enabling the newest generation of EVs to add 300km of charge in only 10 minutes. Learn more about the hyperchargers here.