Recently we installed a public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging station in Tekapo and Twizel, bringing our total number of fast-charging stations to seven across the district.
In 2016 we opened South Canterbury’s first public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations in Timaru and Waimate. We have since added to that with fast-chargers now in Fairlie, Geraldine and Temuka.
Strategically located, our chargers provide electric vehicle users with a convenient and fast means to charge their car.
The charging stations are part of a nationwide roll out to help alleviate the dreaded “range anxiety” often talked about with electric vehicles.
Our continued partnership with Charge Net, the operator of a nationwide electric vehicle charging network, will see us exploring future opportunities to install further EV fast-charging stations in South Canterbury.
Electric vehicle drivers can access the fast charger network via a RFID card, which drivers tap against the charging unit to activate it, or via a smartphone app.
If you'd like to know where country’s fast-charging stations are, please see ChargeNet's location map.