New hyper-rapid EV chargers that provide EVs with up to 400km of range in 15 minutes have been switched on in Taupō. The project in Taupō Central, was finalised in March 2021 with the support of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and round 7 of the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund and is the second hyper-rapid site for ChargeNet.
Specific EV models can charge at the 300kW hyper-rapid chargers six times faster than on ChargeNet’s standard 50kW charging stations, enabling the newest generation of EVs to add up to 400km of charge in 15 minutes. Charging is provided for four CCS vehicles at up to 300kW and two CHAdeMO vehicle at up to 62kW, allowing charging for up to six EVs at the site simultaneously. This world-class initiative demonstrates that as a country, we are keeping pace with technological developments and supporting the next generation of electric vehicles.
“The new site is conveniently positioned in Taupo Central and will allow drivers to quickly add hundreds of kilometres of range in the time it takes to stop for coffee, or Burger King. A reliable electric vehicle charging network is essential for large-scale adoption by providing charging for multiple vehicles at once, drivers can travel longer distances between cities without worrying about queuing.” Steve West, ChargeNet CEO & Co-founder.