ChargeNow Partnership: BMW

ChargeNet NZ  is celebrating their landmark collaborative agreement with BMW AG.


27.09.2016    BMW supports ChargeNet NZ to connect New Zealand’s “Electric Highway.” The launch was held at BMW New Zealand, with speeches from BMW NZ Managing Director Florian Rennorder, CEO of ChargeNet Steve West and Minister Hon Simon Bridges. Mandatory Photo Credit ©Michael Bradley.

What this means for ChargeNet and their customers is two-fold. ChargeNet has previously published its goals for the rollout of their network. With the backing of such an important international stakeholder, this will undoubtedly accelerate the network deployment, moving ChargeNet NZ from national prominence to an internationally recognised leader in charging infrastructure.
Supported by this investment from BMW AG in Munich, New Zealand is on track to become one of the first nations in the world where it will be possible to drive around the entire country using purely electric power.
“BMW is proving that they are not afraid of the future, helping drivers to get there sooner with good information, supporting charging infrastructure and excellent after sales service,” – Steve West, Charge Net NZ CEO.

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The other aspect of this collaboration is BMW’s gradual rollout of the ChargeNow card, which will be supported by ChargeNet NZ’s network. Operating in a similar manner to a debit card, BMW i3 drivers will be able to fast charge their cars at ChargeNet stations around the country using their ChargeNow branded cards. ChargeNet stations will be branded with the “Charge Now” logo alongside ChargeNet NZ’s own logo.
BMW worldwide is currently transitioning to cleaner energy sources. In sync with this trend, BMW NZ intends to end the “range anxiety” encountered by electric vehicles by strengthening electric charging infrastructure cover in New Zealand. This synergy with ChargeNet”s own sustainability ideals makes BMW an ideal partner.


EV owners of all makes of compatible vehicles will benefit from this agreement in the long run. ChargeNet NZ continues to embrace collaboration with any organisation that has similar values to its own.

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