In the past year, new electric vehicle registrations have increased from 1.7 percent to 5.5 percent, and this number will only continue to increase says Alison Howard, Wellington City Council’s Manager Climate Change Response.
“We want to accommodate this demand, so over the next four years we will be installing 60 fast chargers across the city.
“In Wellington 34 percent of city emissions come from road transport. Alongside the shift to active and public transport, switching to EVs will help achieve the city’s carbon reduction goals to more than halve our emissions by 2030 and be a net zero carbon capital by 2050.”
The Direct Current (DC) fast chargers have a capacity of 24kW, so depending on the vehicle, you could expect these chargers to take between 30 minutes and two hours to charge.
Each charger will have both CCS2 and CHAdeMO connections – the two most common types of charging ports that are capable of DC fast charging.
You’ll be able to find the location and status of the chargers on Meridian’s Zero app and the PlugShare website.
Charged-up Capital is part of the Council’s climate action plan, Te Atakura - First to Zero. To read more about our city-wide climate initiatives and actions, check out this year’s update of Te Atakura – First to Zero.
Find out more at wellington.govt.nz/ev-chargers.