Launches Its First DC Fast Charger In New Zealand

NOV 8 2015 BY MARK KANE 2 Launched Its First DC Fast Charger In New Zealand DC Fast Charger in New Zealand, with a bold plan of building a network of DC fast chargers (with both CHAdeMO and Combo plugs), officially opened its first site in Kaiwaka -which is between Auckland and Northland.

This is the first DC fast charger for (with two more to come soon) and the second overall in New Zealand (the first was installed by Northpower in Whangarei’s Alexander St).

50 kW chargers are supplied by Tritium.

“Around 100 people attended the opening ceremony, plus legions of schoolchildren, and a fleet of 20 EVs from the Bay of Islands to Auckland. After a broken-down Toyota petrol car was towed away to make way for the opening, Northland MP and NZ First leader Winston Peters told the crowd that, while it was great to see Northland getting ahead of the rest of the country, the Government had not done enough to encourage the uptake of EVs, “the best way for New Zealand to reduce its carbon footprint.”

“He said Norway, a similar-sized nation, now had 70,000 EVs on its roads thanks to state incentives while New Zealand had only 800. “Our great advantage is we can turn water into energy.”

source: Northern Advocate

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I hope they future proof it for 100 to 150kW chargers.

Unless I have missed something the veefil is 50kW. IMO as we double or triple ev’s on the road we’ll need to install more DCFC at that point I’d wait til then to put the bigger stations in only because I think in the future we should have L2 places you park for a long time, L3 50kw for around town and the L3 100kw+ for long distance. The long distance chargers would be in the wrong place if we installed them today.