Up to 400km in 15 minutes

We’re building a network of hyper-rapid charging stations as EV infrastructure needs grow and the demand for faster and higher power charging increases.

Hyper-rapid charging network

The 300kW hyper-rapid charging stations are the fastest publicly available EV chargers in New Zealand, adding up to 400km in 15 minutes for some vehicles*. Each station is capable of charging three vehicles simultaneously, two CCS vehicles at up to 300kW and one CHAdeMO vehicle at up to 62kW, which will significantly reduce queuing and wait times.

At the moment, you’ll find hyper-rapid charging stations at Bombay Taupo, Kaiwaka and Rotorua. With the support of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and the Low Emission Transport Fund, over the coming months we’re building hyper-rapid sites in Auckland (North Shore & CBD), Bulls, Christchurch, Dunedin, Napier, New Plymouth, Rotorua, Tauranga, Queenstown, Waikato, Wellington, and Whangarei.

50kW chargers will continue to be indispensable to our network, but quick ‘Stop and Go’ hyper-rapid charging sites along the main routes will remove an extra barrier of uptake and help accelerate EV adoption, ultimately reducing household transport emissions and helping New Zealand transition to a low carbon future.

Hyper-rapid charging locations

Access our hyper-rapid chargers via our public charging network, powered by 100% renewable energy.

ChargeNet Kaiwaka

Kaiwaka HPC (Gull)

21 December 2021

Taupo Instagram (2)

Taupo HPC (Robert St)

26 March 2021

Bombay Instagram 2021

Bombay HPC (Mill Road)

7 August 2020

How long will it take
to charge my EV?

At a ChargeNet DC rapid charger, you can usually expect to add about 100 km range in 15 – 30 minutes. The two main variables are: how many kWh you want, and what type of connection your EV will use. You can stop a charge at any time if you need to get going.

News & Resources

Take a peek at the latest news about our hyper-rapid EV charging network, or follow us on your favourite social media platform to stay up to date.

ChargeNet launches Rotorua’s first hyper-rapid EV charging site

ChargeNet has become New Zealand’s first public electric vehicle charging network to partner with a loyalty programme.

We have some updates to share with you

ChargeNet, New Zealand’s nationwide EV charging network, has committed to installing an additional 400 new rapid and hyper-rapid (up to 300kW) charging points.

ChargeNet opens Northland’s first hyper-rapid (300kW) charging location

Electric vehicles (EV) can now ‘fill up’ at Gull Kaiwaka. ChargeNet, New Zealand’s largest EV charging network, has opened Northland’s first hyper-rapid (300kW) charging location, just in time for the holiday season.

ChargeNet signs major investment deal

ChargeNet announced it had signed a deal with global company Mercuria, which has acquired a 20% stake in the company.

ChargeNet continues expansion of hyper-rapid electric vehicle charging network

ChargeNet has received co-funding for three hyper-rapid EV chargers projects in the Waikato, Wellington, and Queenstown.

Charging up Taupo with hyper-rapid electric vehicle charging hub

New hyper-rapid EV chargers that provide EVs with up to 400km of range in 15 minutes have been switched on in Taupō Central.

ChargeNet celebrates the installation of the fastest EV chargers

To celebrate the launch of the world-class initiative, ChargeNet is hosting a community event allowing EV drivers to experience hypercharger for themselves and, for those considering buying an EV in the future.

ChargeNet NZ installs New Zealand’s fastest Electric Vehicle Chargers

The first of its kind and the fastest publicly available chargers in New Zealand are now live, allowing EV drivers to quickly add hundreds of kilometres of driving range in the short time it takes to stop for a coffee.

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